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 fourth of five illustrating the blessing and laying of the first stone of a new church building. The bishop begins to lower the first stone of the new church building, marked with a cross, into a trough already dug in the ground.

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