The Customs Of Old England by F. J. SnellThe Customs Of Old England by F. J. Snell

The Customs Of Old England

byF. J. Snell

Paperback | October 17, 2012

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Excerpt: ...on either side having been summoned, were ranged along the church on each side of the ordeal. All were to be fasting and abstinent from their wives on the previous night. The mass priest then sprinkled them with holy water, let each of them taste the holy water, and gave them the book of the Gospels and the image of Christ's rood to kiss. Whilst the iron was heating the priest celebrated mass, and after he had taken the Eucharist, he adjured the person who was to be tried, and made him also take the Communion. From the time the hallowing was begun no one was allowed to mend the fire, but the iron rested on the hot embers until the last collect. It was then laid on the stapula, and the priest, having sprinkled holy water over it, recited the prayer: "The blessing of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, descend upon this iron for the discerning of the right judgment of God." Meanwhile all were enjoined to observe complete silence "except that they earnestly pray to Almighty God that He make manifest what is soothest." The accused then proceeded to the ordeal and carried the iron the measured distance
Title:The Customs Of Old EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153699451

ISBN - 13:9781153699457

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