The Rite for the Solemn Mass of the Dead

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 Rite for the Solemn Mass of the Dead

Description: This engraving illustrates a rite performed after the death of certain people in public positions of authority such as cardinals, bishops and rulers. Five bishops stand around the bier, one at each corner and one at the head. An acolyte stands at the feet of the dead bishop with the processional cross and candles, while a series of prayers are said.

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