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THE

LITURGICAL YEAR.

PASSIONTIDE

AND

HOLY WEEK.

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THE

LITURGICAL YEAR.

BY THE

VERY REV. DOM PROSPER GUÉRANGER,

ABBOT OF SOLESMES.

Translated from the French,

BY THE

REV. DOM LAURENCE SHEPHERD,

MONK OF THE ENGLISH-BENEDICTINE CONGREGATION,

PASSIONTIDE

AND

HOLY WEEK.

DUBLIN:
JAMES DUFFY, 15, WELLINGTON-QUAY;

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

9 MAR 03

OXFORD

DUBLIN: Printed by J. M. O'Toole & Son,

6 & 7, Great Brunswick-street.

PASSIONTIDE

AND

HOLY WEEK.

PREFACE.

This Volume completes our explanation of the Lenten Liturgy; but it has its own special character, because of the subject it treats of. The Church devotes the last two weeks of Lent to the Sufferings and Death of Jesus : the Passion, therefore, is the great subject of this portion of our Liturgical Year.

Though the Volume be so bulky, yet we are far from having exhausted our subject. We have been obliged to limit ourselves to a choice from the riches offered to us in the magnificent Offices of these fourteen days; and such a choice was no easy matter, when it had to be made from such abundant Mysteries, teeming with sublime and pathetic teachings. We are far from flattering ourselves that we have said all that can be said of Holy Week. We have

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