Today, I wished to share these photos of another "Santa Maria Maggiore", located in Tuscania, which is in the province of Viterbo in the Latium Region of Italy.
The Ambo and Baptismal Font
The Altar and its Ciborium
A Quick Thought About the Ambo
Whenever I see historical ambos, a point never fails to arise in my mind -- one which we have raised here numerous times before. Very often today, what amounts to an ambo is essentially a small podium, pulpit or lectern placed within the sanctuary. It seems to me that it would be of merit to consider the revival of more significant ambos again; ambos that approximate more closely to those found within our tradition. This would have an effect of lending an even greater dignity and gravity to the Liturgy of the Word.
Those who are interested in the topic of the historical ambo, please feel free to revisit this NLM article: Ambos, or Ambones (April 2, 2009)