Absolution Prayers

Book Of Canonical Hours

BOOK OF CANONICAL HOURS A book containing the offices for the seven canonical hours. It includes all the prayers, Psalms, Gospel readings, and petitions to be said at the various hours by day and night, appointed in accordance with analogous points in the life and Passion of Jesus Christ. Canonical hours were appointed in conformity …

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Liturgy Of Baptism

LITURGY OF BAPTISM The office of holy baptism comprises four sections: (1) absolution of the woman; (2) renunciation of the devil; (3) sanctification of the water of the font; and (4) loosening of the girdle of the baptized. The Absolution of the Woman When a woman has given birth to a male child, at the …

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Funerary Customs

FUNERARY CUSTOMS Funerary customs have been observed mostly unchanged through the ages by the inhabitants of the Nile Valley, especially in rural areas. Nonetheless, the middle and upper classes of the population have curtailed excessive demonstrations of affliction and have also eliminated some rituals that have become incompatible with modern life, especially in the cities. …

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Absolution

ABSOLUTION The pronouncement of remission to the penitent, granting him release from the guilt of sin if he is truly contrite over his trespass, confesses to a priest, and promises not to revert to his former ways. The priest gives this absolution, not in his own name, but in the name of God, in accordance …

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