Hierurgia, Or, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; With Notes and Dissertations Elucidating Its Doctrines and Ceremonies, and Numerous Illustrative Plates Volume 1

Hierurgia, Or, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; With Notes and Dissertations Elucidating Its Doctrines and Ceremonies, and Numerous Illustrative Plates Volume 1

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...of the blessed sacra See Ch. XII, on the Vestments, No. 41. 1 Lib. II, ad Autolg/cum circafinem. I In Epist. LXIII, ad Caeoilium de sacmmento Domini. ment. Indeed, these observations on these three sacrifices are all but asserted in that prayer which almost immediately succeeds the consecration;--Upon which, (the holy bread of eternal life and the chalice of our everlasting salvation) vouchsafe to look down with a propitious and serene countenance, and accept them, as thou wast pleased to accept the gifts of thy just servant Abel, and the sacrifice of our Patriarch Abraham, and that which thy. high-priest Melchisedech, offered to thee, a holy sacrifice and immaculate victim." This representation, therefore, of the offering of bread and wine, by Melchisedech, affords another ancient warrant for regarding it as a prefiguration of the sacrifice of the Mass. 1-In those ages, when printing was unknown, the pastors of the Church availed themselves of the" arts to represent to their people, by means of fresco-painting, mosaic-work, and sculpture, executed on the walls of the churches, the scripture-history, and the truths of our holy religion. The reason was obvious: to the faithful, these were instructive volumes, written in intelligible and selfspeaking characters. But as their religious instructors justly conceived that the guardians of the faith, were the best expounders of its mysteries, instead of permitting the artist to select and treat the subjects according to his own imagination; they rather employed his pencil to inscribe, in colours, what they dictated to him; and it is a. well attested fact, that, in the early ages of the Church, painters, and those who wrought in mosaic, and artists in general, were, in the execution of...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881001
  • 9781236881007