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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ablution of Hands

is the washing of the priest's hands with water

(1) before his assumption of the sacred vestmtents, preparatory to celebrating the Christian communions. The Roman Proeparatio ad Missam contains the following prayer: Cum lavat manus dicat; Da, Domine, virtutem manibus meis ad abstergendam omnem maculam, Ut isine polltionie. mentis et corporis valeam tibi servire."

(2.) The washing of the priest's hands during the celebration of the divine ministries. (See LAVABO); (See HANDS, WASHING OF THE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ablution of Hands'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/ablution-of-hands.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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