Hibernia; Or, Comprehensive Sketches of the History, Curiosities, Scenery, Distinguished Characters and Religion of Ireland with Specimens of Irish Po

Hibernia; Or, Comprehensive Sketches of the History, Curiosities, Scenery, Distinguished Characters and Religion of Ireland with Specimens of Irish Po

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...remain due for our sins after they are forgiven us. Q. What is an indulgence? Jl. A releasing only of such temporal punishment as remains due to those sins which have already been forgiven us by penance and confession. The priest, according to the Romish doctrine, occupies in the church the place of God. What he says is to be received as implicitly as if it were uttered by Jesus Christ. This accounts for the profound reverence with which the laity approach a priest, and the solemn attention with which they listen to his teachings. To obey him is to obey Christ--to disobey him, is to disobey Christ. And the priests use every possible means--such as assuming a dignified air, wearing the most flashy vestments, etc., to maintain their distance from the people. For the information of those of my readers who have never witnessed such priestly displays, I insert an account of "the grand procession" of the priests who composed the synod convened at Thurles. I quote from a Roman Catholic paper "The crucifix marched in the van, bearing aloft the cross of St. Albert of Cashel, the patron saint of the diocese. He was followed by the ecclesiastical students of the college in simple surplice, and the clergy of various orders and dioceses who were present, to the number of about two hundred. They were habited in soutane and surplice; parish priests with the stole. The secretaries of the synod, the vicars and deans of dioceses, and a subdeacon and acolytes with the triple cross of St. Patrick followed next And then came the members of the Bynod. The procurators of the three dioceses of Kilmacduagh and Achrony passed first. By form of the synod they are permitted to appear in episcopal costume, and are attended each by a theologian and deacon....show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639847
  • 9781236639844