Title: Office de la Semaine Sainte, latin et François, à l'usage de Rome et de Paris ; avec l'explication des Ceremonies de l'Eglise, & quelques prieres tirees de l'Ecriture, pour la Confession & la Communion, & sur les mysteres que l'on celebre durant ce saint temps, 1715
Author: Catholic Church
Publisher: A Paris, chez Antoine Dezallier
A scarce and early 18th century bilingual edition of the Office of Holy Week in Latin and French, for the use of Rome and Paris; with the explanation of the Ceremonies of the Church, & some prayers taken from Scripture, for Confession & Communion, and on the mysteries that are celebrated during this holy time, in a fine burgundy morocco binding.
The Holy Week offices (liturgies) lead worshipers through the events of the final days before Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. This volume gathers the prayers and biblical readings appointed for the entire week, including Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. The text is in parallel columns of French and Latin.
There are three full page engravings present.
Worldcat records only 15 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One finely bound morocco volume in octavo, (6 of 8)+ XXXII+659+(4) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with minor wear and rubbing to the boards, and scribbling on the front cover and endpaper. Three of the full-page engravings are lacking, including the frontispiece.