Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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What’s the problem with having a fixed ambo? It is not a prominent visible sign of the importance of reading the scriptures? Do we need a historical precedent for it?
Having a prominent visible sign for the proclamation of the Word of God is not a problem – as we can see from the Church’s long tradition and also from the examples we have given of the tradition in the Synagogue. [That constitues the historical precedent] As I am sure you will realise, having a fixed Ambo is one such promnent visible sign.
Praxiteles’ question, however, is a different one. Where do we find a liturgico/juridical source for the positioning of a fix Ambo in the sanctuary? As has been pointed out, it is not to be found in Sacrosanctum Concilium nor in the Institutio Generalis Romani Missalis? Without such, it cannot/should not be used in the liturgy – remember all those things about requirements!!