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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Ambo

 

* An elevated pulpit where the bishop or priest are used to stand on and preach the people. The Greek word "omobolvely" means "to ascend as in."

* The ambo (Arabic, anbil أنبيل) stands at the northeastern side of the nave. It is built of white or colored marble, stone, or wood, supported on pillars, and is reached by a staircase. It is sometimes carved with crosses and flowers, finely sculptured and filled with rich designs.

 

* See: Pulpit.

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