Why Are Lecterns Shaped like Eagles?

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The eagle lectern is the symbol used to depict John the Apostle, whose writing most clearly witnesses the light and divinity of Christ. Eagle lecterns, named so due to their eagle shape, are common in churches and cathedrals. A lectern is a reading desk with a slanted top to help you to read when you are standing or making a speech.
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The Lectern is a reading desk having a slanted top, normally placed on a stand or fixed to some other form of support, where books or documents are placed as support when reading aloud. Lecterns are shaped like eagles to symbolize the Gospel as per Saint John the Apostle. They are used while standing.
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