The Making of a Cleric

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Making of a Cleric

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Description: This engraving illustrates one aspect of the sacrament of ordination. The bishop, seated on his throne, is ritually cutting the hair of the man to be ordained, that is, giving him tonsure. He cuts in four places, front, back, over the ears and the crown of the head.

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