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The Worship of the Church

and The Beauty of Holiness

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,949 / 77 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.2
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 457
Added to site: 2008.07.28
mnybks.net#: 21606
Genre: Religion
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go, Sabbata pango, Excito lentos, Dissipo ventos, Paco cruentos."

"I mourn the dead, I break the lightning, I announce the Sabbath, I excite the slothful, I disperse the winds, I appease the cruel."

As instances of modern inscriptions we have the following: "Bethlehem, Calvary, Bethany." "We welcome the infant to the Font. We invite the {21} youth to Confirmation. We invoke the faithful to the Holy Communion." "Joyful our peal for the bridal; mournful our plaint for the dead."

Let us turn now to the inside of the church and inquire as to the spiritual significance which has become associated with its several parts.

The church is divided into two main portions--the body of the church and the chancel. This represents the whole Catholic Church, divided into those on earth and those who have passed into Paradise. The body of the church, representing those on earth, is divided again into two parts--the nave and transepts. And these have each their special religious associations and sugg

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