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Image of Daniel McCarthy - presbyterium - cosmedinEmpty Tomb

The first ambo in Rome, Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The deacon stands over the image of the empty tomb (grey rectangle with mosaic border) to proclaim the good news from a balcony whose three sides are part of an imagined eight. Sunday is both the first day of creation and, after the seven day week, the eighth day on which Christ rose to eternal life.

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