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Ambrosian Liturgy
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The Church of Milan’s own liturgy, named after its patron saint Ambrose, is termed Ambrosian. It evolved and developed from the 4th century CE onward: first during the long tenure of the “Arian” bishop Auxentius of Milan (355–374 CE), a native of Cappadocia, and then under the episcopate of Ambrose.

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Navoni, Marco, “Ambrosian Liturgy”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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