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Ambrosian Liturgy
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The ordo (and its hymns), which is characteristic for the diocese of Milan, usually attributed to Ambrose of Milan, is one of the non-Roman western rites, which are collectively described as “Gallic family.” The influence of the Ambrosian liturgy spread to neighboring regions in Italy and to Bohemia. Nowadays it is only used in and around Milan in a version modified by Vatican II. In Milan, the Ambrosian liturgy was subject to manifold influences; it was, however, conservative in maintaining its character throughout history. The shape of the …

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Saliers, Don E., “Ambrosian Liturgy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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