This Altar arrangement is ridiculous, yet, lamentably, Catholics of a rather misinformed liturgical disposition would admire this as representing a long-lost Tradition, cruelly done away with by the Second Vatican Council. Baroque liturgy (or whatever period this hideous monstrosity hails from) is not the liturgical ideal.
Much more impressive, and historically accurate. But one would ask, aptly, why does it take High Church Anglicans to get it right when the Roman Church gets it wrong? I don't mean to utter blasphemy here but if I were God I would sooner send down the Holy Ghost upon the Altar of the schismatic Anglicans who are doing their best to get Liturgy right than the stupid altar of a lot of ignorant Ultramontane types who seek only to make a farce of Liturgy. Why is it more important whom you're in communion with than what you do, and believe? If I have ''gone off'' the Papacy maybe it's because of 450 years of wanton tampering. Which means that I would rather attend Liturgy with High Church Anglicans than Roman Catholics who get it spectacularly wrong, and not just for aesthetic reasons, or because it is more to my personal ''taste.'' Either you get Liturgy right - in its entirety - or you get it wrong.