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Pontifical

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A liturgical book of the Western Church containing rites proper to a bishop: the dedication of churches, the consecration of altars, the blessing of sacred vessels, conferral of clerical ordination, the blessing of abbots and abbesses, confirmation, the blessing of the holy oils. It often contains music for these rites. See Liturgy and liturgical books, §II, 2(iv).

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Subjects: Music

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