Whither the Ambo?

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May 25-June 1 Podcast

Jaime Lara of Yale Divinity School considers trends in church architecture from Vatican II until the present.
Jaime Lara of Yale Divinity School considers trends in church architecture from early church history when no seating was provided for the congregation to the innovations introduced after Vatican II. Professor Lara also offers a critique of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels" in Los Angeles, and an appreciation of the new Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, Calif.

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