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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."
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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.
the Fifth Week after Epiphany