Holy Redeemer Parish
El Dorado, Arkansas
As part of an ongoing renovation, the pastor expressed a desire for an ambo which was a worthier place of proclamation, and more visually accessible in the long, narrow church. This ambo picks up elements found in the Spanish Colonial architecture and other furnishings of the space. Cherry was selected as an appropriate contrast with the oak parquet floor. The floor of the ambo is raised 14" from the sanctuary floor, thus allowing the Reader or homilist visible from even the most remote corner of the church. On Holy Thursday, 2006, the tetramorphs (symbols for the Evangelists) were added to the front of the ambo, thus completing the piece.