The Christian Year (volume 45; V. 683); Its Purpose And Its History

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWalker Gwynne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ting minister for the purpose, while he said, 'Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust shalt thou return'."1 The-day before Ash-Wednesday is popularly known as Shrove Tuesday because, in mediaeval days penitents were accustomed to go to private confession on that day, and to be shriven, that is, absolved, in preparation for a good Lent. In Shakespeare's time it had become the equivalent of the Italian carnival, which signifies "farewell to flesh," in reference to the giving up of flesh-meat during Lent; both words thus acquiring a meaning the reverse of their original one. Though the Sundays in Lent are not fast days, it may be best to note here the popular name given to the Fourth Sunday. Besides being known as Mid-Lent Sunday (in French, Mi-CarSme), it is commonly called Refreshment Sunday on account of the Gospel for the day, which contains the story of the Miraculous Feeding of the Five Thousand in the wilderness. 1 Ann. Pr. Bk., p. 91. CHAPTER XX HOLY WEEK "We are drawing nearer and nearer to the Cross; and do not our hearts bum within us in the way? To those who really know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, what a season is thisl"--Bp. Coxe, Thoughts on the Services. "The royal banners forward go, The Cross shines forth in mystic glow, Where He in flesh, our flesh who made, Our sentence bore, our ransom paid." --V. Fortunatus. It is a common mistake to speak of the last week in Lent as Passion Week. That name belongs properly to the week preceding. The Fifth Sunday is Passion Sunday, when the Epistle for the day begins to tell the story of the great Sacrifice. The correct name for the last week is Holy Week. The Germans give it the significant name of Still, or Silent Week. The Orientals call it the Great Week. The first day of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ting minister for the purpose, while he said, 'Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust shalt thou return'."1 The-da...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217949479

ISBN - 13:9780217949477

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