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The huge pulpit, or ambon, is a symbol of the empty tomb of the risen Christ. From here, on the night of Easter, the priest reads the passage from the bible that tells the story of the Resurrection. The ambon is formed by two non-aligned parallelepipeds with splendid parapets in porphyry and marble, embellished with colored mosaics. The part facing the nave is supported by four columns symbolizing the four Evangelists. The two lecterns which the sacred books rest upon are supported by an eagle and a lion, symbols of the Evangelists John and Mark.  

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