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Oct. 24 1846

THE

MASS AND RUBRICS

OF THE

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH,

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH,

WITH NOTES AND REMARKS.

BY THE

REV. JOHN ROGERSON COTTER, A. M.,

RECTOR OF INNISHANNON; AUTHOR OF “ QUESTIONS ON

ST. MATTHEW AND OTHER GOSPELS."

Prove all things, hold fast that which is good.”-1 Thess. v. 21.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON & CO., 200 BROADWAY.

PHILADELPHIA:
GEO. S. APPLETON, 148 CHESNUT ST.
CINCINNATI:--DERBY, BRADLEY, & co., 113 MAIN ST.

MDCCC XLVI.

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INTRODUCTION.

Many are the controversial works describing the differences between the Roman Catholic and Protestant creeds, which have been sent forth by the press ; but it has frequently occurred to me as strange, that no work (at least I have been unable to discover any) has been published, descriptive of the forms and services of the Roman Mass. This appeared to me to be an important “desideratum.”

There are partial translations, published for the use of the Roman Catholic laity; but nothing has been done to give a translation of, and comments upon, the entire Mass with its Rubrics. This want I have endeavored to supply, convinced that the plan is most important, and the proposed object most valuable, as the parties interested have the means before them of detecting

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