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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Pulpit

 

* The Latin word "pulpitum" means "platform."

* An elevated stand of stone or wood for the preacher or reader to stand on.

* In early Christian times the bishop preached from his cathedra. Later the ambo was used for the sermon and in still later times the rood-loft. Except in cathedrals the north side of the nave is considered the proper place for the pulpit.

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