A Manual of the Ceremonies of Low Mass

A Manual of the Ceremonies of Low Mass

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of the fingers, the hands should be joined palm to palm; finger to finger, but the thumb and index finger of each hand joined so that their tips touch the tips of the thumb and index finger of the other hand (Rit. Cel. Ill ad 1; V. d. S. Ill, 276). 264 Hands extended on the altar. Before the Consecration and after the Ablution of the fingers: fingers extended but united; palms down; hands outside of, equally distant from but near, the corporal. The entire hand up to the wrist should rest on the mensa of the altar (Rit. Cel. IV ad 1; V. d. S. Ill, 278). From the Consecration to the Ablution of the fingers: --thumb and index finger of each hand joined, and the other fingers extended and united; hands within the corporal and the palms turned down. The hands should be on the front fold of the corporal so that the thumbs and index fingers will be over the middle square (Rit. Cel. VIII ad 5 and IX; V. d. S. Ill, 278). 265 Rejoin hands extended before the breast and hands being joined before the breast, extend and rejoin: The motion of the hands should be directed in a straight line and at the same height. The distance should never exceed the width of the shoulders. The palm of one hand faces the palm of the other (V. d. S. Ill, 278). 266 Hands joined before the breast, extend, elevate, rejoin and lower: The hands joined before the breast are separated, and a circle is formed, which extends to the width of the shoulders and terminates near the face at a point whose height is a hand's length above the shoulders. At the point mentioned the hands are rejoined and then lowered into their original position (Rit. Cel. IV ad 3; V. d. S. Ill, 278). 267 When one hand is occupied, the other should be placed on the altar, breast or object as the..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236751558
  • 9781236751553