Answer to Puzzle Contest:
Gibraltar. Gibraltar is an invincible fortress or stronghold, Strait (straight) of Gibraltar, Rock (stone) of Gibraltar; insofar as being a stronghold "in the first instance" cannot be penetrated because it is invincible. Take off the first 4 letters and you have an altar, which is commonly used in religious services.
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