Dictionary of the English Church, Ancient and Modern [By T. Moore]

Dictionary of the English Church, Ancient and Modern [By T. Moore]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...warrant from primitive use or custom, and it is contrary to the 82d canon, which governs the question, and therefore illegal. HOLY WEEK. The week before Easter. HOMILIES. The homilies of the Church consist of two books of plain discourses appointed to be read in churches on any Sunday or holy-day when there is no sermon. HONORARIUM. The fee payable to an ecclesiastic for the performance of a religious service or rite. HONOR CATHEDRAE. A pension formerly paid to bishops at their visitations. See Bingham's "Christ. Antiq.," vol. iii. p. 219. HOOD. The hood, as now used, is partly derived from the monastic caputium, partly from the canonical amice or almutium. It was formerly used by the laity as well as the clergy, and by the monastic orders. In cathedral and collegiate churches the hoods of the canons and prebendaries were frequently lined with fur or wool, and always worn in the choir. The term almutium or amice was peculiarly applied to these last. And such is the present usage in foreign churches, where the capitular canons are generally distinguished from the inferior members by the colour or materials of the almuce.--Palmer. As used in England it is an ornamental fold that hangs down the back of a graduate to mark his degree. This part of the dress was formerly not intended for distinction and ornament, HORN BOOKS--HOSPITAL. 239 but for use. It was generally fastened to the back of the cope or other vesture, and in case of rain or cold was drawn over the head. In the universities the hoods of the graduates were made to signify their degrees by varying the colours and materials. The hoods at our three principal universities, Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, vary considerably from one another; with this agreement, that all...show more

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