The Reconciliation of the Penitents on Holy Thursday

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 Reconciliation of the Penitents on Holy Thursday

Description: This engraving is the second of five illustrating the reconciliation of penitents to the Church on Holy Thursday. The penitents appear at the door of the church, barefoot and with unlit candles in their hands, and they prostrate themselves on the ground. The bishop sends two deacons to them with lit candles, and they light the candles of the penitents.

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