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The liturgical rite used in the Church of Milan, Italy, so called from St. Ambrose (340-97), Bishop of Milan. Most probably he is responsible for its principal characteristics. It is also called the Milanese Rite. Some features are: a procession with the oblations of bread and wine before the Offertory; the litany chanted by the deacon; the Creed said after the Offertory. The ritual is also used elsewhere.
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