The Blessing and Placing of the First Stone of a New Church Building

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 Blessing and Placing of the First Stone of a New Church Building

Description: This engraving is the third of five illustrating the blessing and laying of the first stone of a new church building. A large cross has been fixed in the ground where the new church will stand. Mixing the salt he has just blessed in the water, the bishop sprinkles the water on the ground around the cross with some small, leafy branches tied together.

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