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To the right of the altar is the Ambo or Pulpit, also made of marble.  On its front are wood tiles with symbols representing the four evangelists - Sts. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 

The edge of the marble top is embellished with a leaf pattern with cross and Alpha and Omega symbols. The columns of the base match the columns of the main altar, tabernacle altar and baptismal font.

Because he begins his gospel with the human descent of our Lord, St. Matthew's symbol is a winged man.  St. Mark begins his gospel by describing the mission of St. John the Baptist, who was "the voice of one crying in the wilderness."   His symbol, therefore is a winged lion.  St. Luke, who at the beginning of his gospel mentions the priesthood of Zachary, is symbolized by a winged ox the usual victim in the sacrifices of the Old Law.  To St. John we owe the most beautiful passages on the Divinity of the Word made flesh.  Hence his symbol is an eagle that soars in the heights.  

The ambo was repositioned from the left side to the right side of the sanctuary as part of the 2016 restoration work. Also as part of the restoration a new icon of St. Agnes of Rome, Blessed Virgin Mary with Jesus, and St. Catherine of Alexandria was installed on the wall to the right of the ambo.
 
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