Ambo / Lectern

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Ambo/ Lectern with two Processional Candles

The Ambo, also referred to as the pulpit or lectern, from which the Epistle is read, is located to the congregation's left while the Gospel is read from either the center of the chancel (processional aisle) or in front of the altar. 

The Holy Cross Lectern was hand-crafted by Grady Payne, a past Senior Warden.

Memorial Plaque
Affixed to the right side (from the reader's position facing the congregation) of the Ambo is a memorial plaque that reads as follows:
Given To The Glory Of God
In Loving Memory Of
Fr. Philip M. P. LeachFelix LippardCharles T. Britt 
Fr. T. W. MurphyHenry Sparrenberger 
Parmelia PascoeWilliam Leaptrott Marilyn M. Sparrenberger 
William PascoeJennifer Lee Haraway Marshal E. Kruger 
Arthur EvansAdele HeubeckCornelia E. Kruger

May Light Perpetual
Shine Upon Them

Below the first memorial plaque is a second with the following names:
Charles S. Hale, Jr.
Rosalie S. Loggins
Alice Haven Myers
Hugh Myers Birmingham, Jr.
Gloria Payne

Revised Common Lectionary 

The Epistle is read by an authorized Lay Reader using a red leather-bound book known as the Revised Common Lectionary, Episcopal Edition:
Readings are prescribed for each Sunday: a passage from the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, or the Acts of the Apostles; a passage from one of the Psalms; another from either the Epistles or the Book of Revelation; and finally a passage from one of the four Gospels.

The Revised Common Lectionary follows a three-year cycle; the Gospel readings in the first year (Year A) are taken from the Gospel of Matthew, those in the second year (or Year B) from the Gospel of Mark, and in the third year (or Year C) come from the Gospel of Luke. 

Portions of the Gospel of John are read throughout Eastertide, and are also used for other liturgical seasons including Advent, Christmastide, and Lent where appropriate.

Year A begins on the first Sunday of Advent in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, etc.
Year B begins on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, etc.
Year C begins on the first Sunday of Advent in 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, etc. 

Processional Candles








The Ambo is flanked on each side by a processional candle representing the Holy Spirit.