« PoprzedniaDalej »
NIHIL OBSTA T.
DIE 1 JULII, 1873.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
ADVANTAGE has been taken of the opportunity afforded by the call for another edition, to enlarge and improve the present work, and thus in some degree, make it more worthy of the patronage so kindly bestowed upon it. Several chapters have been added, and the Episcopal Offices on certain greater days of the year, as well as various other Functions, given in greater detail. This has rendered necessary a considerable re-arrangement of matter in Parts IV. and V.
Those chapters marked with an asterisk (*) in the Table of Contents, have been translated from the Esposizione delle Sacre Ceremonie of JOSEPH BALDESCHI, Master of Ceremonies of St. Peter's, and sometime Prefect of the Exercises at the Mission-house in Rome. The rest of the Volume has been compiled from the Pontificale, Cæremoniale Episcoporum, Memoriale Rituum of Benedict XIII., the Clementine Instructions, the Decrees of the Sacred Congregation of Rites, and other authentic sources which may be said to comprise the Law of the Church on the Ceremonial of her Worship. For the solution of doubtful points, and where amplification was deemed desirable, the best authorities on Liturgical Science have been freely cited. A list of Authors' names, and of the particular editions of their works consulted, is given. Amongst the more recent Commentators on the Rubrics, the name of P. MARTINUCCI, Prefect of the Apostolic Ceremonies at Rome, is deservedly held in the highest esteem.
CHARNWOOD FOREST, LEICESTER.