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    name of box which preacher preaches from

    Hallo,

    What is the name of the wooden box that a preacher preaches from when he stands in front of the church? Is it an altar?

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    Re: name of box which preacher preaches from

    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan View Post
    Hallo,

    What is the name of the wooden box that a preacher preaches from when he stands in front of the church? Is it an altar?

    Thank you!
    The altar is the big table. The box with stairs leading up into it is the pulpit.

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    Re: name of box which preacher preaches from

    A "pulpit."

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    Re: name of box which preacher preaches from

    Pulpit denotes a religious setting. Podium would be used in the business or educational setting.

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    Re: name of box which preacher preaches from

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Pulpit denotes a religious setting. Podium would be used in the business or educational setting.
    Preachers have a tendency to be religious, in my experience.

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    Re: name of box which preacher preaches from

    In churches where there is only one such box and it serves both as a pulpit (for preaching) and a lectern (for the readings), it's called an ambo, I believe.

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    Re: name of box which preacher preaches from

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In churches where there is only one such box and it serves both as a pulpit (for preaching) and a lectern (for the readings), it's called an ambo, I believe.
    Ah, interesting. I had always thought that the pulpit was the top part of the actual structure, the box in which the preacher stands, and that the lectern was the sloping wooden stand on which the Bible (or other text) sits.

    Ambo is an addition to my vocab! Thanks.

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