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ambo, ambon (pl. ambones). Gradus, lectorium, lectricium, or lectern or pulpit, properly a singing-desk, approached by steps, particularly associated with Early Christian churches, where there were often two ambones, one on the north (for the reading or chanting of the Gospel) and one on the south (for the Epistle) side of the choir or presbytery: in San Clemente in Rome the ambones balance each other on each side, and are attached to the cancelli, or low screen-walls defining the choir within the main volume of the nave. Later ambones were connected to constructions separating the sanctuary from the nave.

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ambo a raised platform in a church from which scriptures and litanies were read. Originally single, by the 6th century they were organized in pairs, one for the Epistles on the south side of the church, and one for the Gospels on the north side.

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