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Ambo
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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."

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The ambo (Arabic, anbil) 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.

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See Pulpit.

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