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Pulpit Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pulpit n : a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]
Pulpit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pulpit \Pul"pit\, n. [L. pulpitum: cf. OF. pulpite, F. pulpitre.]
  1. An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching. I stand like a clerk in my pulpit. --Chaucer.
  2. The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching. I say the pulpit (in the sober use Of its legitimate, peculiar powers) Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support, and ornament of virtue's cause. --Cowper.
  3. A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.
Pulpit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pulpit \Pul"pit\, a. Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.
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Pulpit is a speakers' stand in a church. In many Christian churches, there are two speakers' stands at the front of the church. Typically, the one on the left (as viewed by the congregation) is called the pulpit. Since the Gospel lesson is often read from the pulpit, the pulpit side of the church is sometimes called the gospel side.

The other speaker's stand, usually on the right (as viewed by the congregation), is known as the lectern. The word lectern comes from the Latin word "lectus", past participle of legere, meaning "to read", because the lectern primarily functions as a reading stand. It is typically used by lay people to read the scripture lessons (except for the Gospel lesson), to lead the congregation in prayer, and to make announcements. Because the epistle lesson is usually read from the lectern, the lectern side of the church is sometimes called the epistle side. In other churches, the lectern, from which the Epistle is read, is located to the congregation's left and the pulpit, from which the sermon is delivered, is located on the right (the Gospel being read from either the center of the chancel or in front of the altar).

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* I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself. My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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  • French Muslim leaders call on imams to use influence of pulpit against Islamic State militants
    French Muslim leaders are calling on imams to use their pulpit to weigh against the Islamic State group and offer a message of support for Christians in the Middle East. Read more on this news related to 'Pulpit'

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