The Life and Letters.-V.2, the Sermons

The Life and Letters.-V.2, the Sermons

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...whose praises are so highly celebrated throughout the Church. Their corpses they found to have decayed after the common lot of humanity, and to have paid to the earth, which bare them, the debt which they owed her. For as regards the body of the blessed Sexburga, he found it wrapped in silks and fair white linen, the bones by themselves, and the dust by itself, and each of these both bones and dust in a case of its own made of wood, and contained in a stone monument, just as the blessed Ethelwold had left it. Her they solemnly replaced, at the feet of St. Etheldreda, looking towards the east. "But the remains of the most holy Ermenilda he Abbot Richard found, as the blessed Ethelwold had laid them, on the bare floor of the sepulchre without any covering. These he collected in a snow-white cloth, wrapping up the dust separately, and replacing all in the original cofiin, which he then laid, with equal care, on the south, at the right hand of St.Etheldreda, and sealed up again with lead both coffins. Now these holy women were translated, with every befitting solemnity, in the year of our Lord's Incarnation I 106, on the same day of the year on which formerly the blessed Etheldreda had been translated; so that those who had one faith, one Christ, and one charity, might with one and the same solemn rite be interred m." " Four years before the translation of the holy virgins (related above), they had removed from its place the famous sepulchre of the blessed virgin Withburga, and had placed it in another part of the church. The enlargement of the church which was then proceeding made that removal necessary, for when the building reached that point it could not stop there; and when in going down some steps the monument was...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867300
  • 9781236867308