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VOLUME I (182 pages)


1 The Church and Its Parts

2 The Altar

3 Pictures, Curtains and Church Ornaments

4 The Bells

5 Cemeteries and Other Sacred and Religious Places      

6 The Dedication of the Church

7 The Dedication of the Altar

8 Consecrations and Unctions

9 The Sacraments of the Church


VOLUME II (190 pages)


Preface to Volume Two

Translator’s Introduction to Volume Two

1 Author’s Preface to Book Two

2 The Cantor

3 The Psalmist

4 The Usher

5 The Lector

6 The Exorcist

7 The Acolyte

8 The Subdeacon

9 The Deacon

10 The Priest

11 The Bishop          



1 Author’s Preface to Book Three

2 The Amice

3 The Alb

4 The Cincture or Girdle

5 The Stole

6 The Maniple

7 The Chasuble

8 The Buskins and Sandals

9 The Under Girdle and Veil

10 The Tunic

11 The Dalmatic

12 The Gloves

13 The Mitre

14 The Ring

15 The Pastoral Staff

16 The Sudarium

17 The Pallium

18 The Four Colours of Church Vestments

19 The Vestments of the Old Law of the Old Testament


VOLUME III (518 pages)


Preface to Volume Three

Translator’s Introduction to Volume Three

1. Author’s Preface to Book Four

2 The Five Psalms Said Before Celebrating the Holy Mysteries

3 The Celebrant Combs his Hair and Washes his Hands

4 The Consecration and Aspersion of Holy Water

5 The Office or the Introit of the Mass

6 Priest and Pontiff Arriving at the Altar and the Procession

7 The Confession Required At Mass

8 The Blessing of the Incense and the Filling of the Censor

9 The Priest Kisses the Altar and the Book

10 The Thurification

11 How Bishop, Priest and Ministers Stand at the Altar

12 The Kyrie Eleison

13 The Gloria in Excelsis

14 The Salutation to the People

15 The Collect

16 The Epistle

17 The Reverence after Reading the Epistle

18 The Pontiff or Priest Sits

19 The Gradual

20 The Alleluia

21 The Tract

22 The Prose or Sequence

23 The Change of Place of the Priest

24 The Gospel

25 The Symbol or Creed

26 The Preaching

27 Second Part of the Mass, from the Offertory

28 The Ablution of Hands

29 The Palls and Corporals

30 The Oblation of the Priest

31 The Second Thurification

32 The Priest Bows, Kisses the Altar and Prays

33 The Preface to the Canon

34 The Sanctus

35 The Secret, or the Canon of the Mass

36 The First Part of the Canon       

37 The Second Part of the Canon

38 The Third Part of the Canon

39 The Fourth Part of the Canon

40 The Fifth Part of the Canon

41 The Sixth Part of the Canon

42 The Seventh Part of the Canon

43 The Eighth Part of the Canon

44 The Ninth Part of the Canon

45 The Tenth Part of the Canon

46 The Eleventh Part of the Canon

47 The Sunday Prayer or the Lord’s Prayer

48 The Explanation of the Lord's Prayer

49 Third Part of the Mass, from Silence after the Lord’s Prayer

50 The Uncovering of the Paten

51 The Fraction of the Host

52 The Agnus Dei

53 The Kiss of Peace

54 Fourth Part of the Mass, from the Communion of the Priest

55 The Ablution

56 The Post Communion

57 The Last Prayer, and the ‘Go, the Mass is said’

58 Why the Priest Kisses the Pontiff's Shoulder

59 The Final Blessing


VOLUME IV (180 pages)


Preface to Volume Four

Translator’s Introduction to Volume Four

1. Preface to Book Five

2 What the Office is, Its Institution and its Parts

3 The Night Offices

4 Matins and Lauds

5 Prime

6 Terce

7 Sext

8 None

9 Vespers

10 Compline


VOLUME V (752 pages)


Preface to Volume Five

Translator’s Introduction to Volume Five

1 Preface to Book Six

2 The Time of Advent

3 The First Sunday of Advent

4 The Second Sunday of Advent

5 The Third Sunday of Advent

6 The Wednesday and Fasts of the Ember Days

7 Other Fasts

8 The Office of Wednesday of the Advent Ember Days

9 The Friday of the Advent Ember Days

10 The Saturday of the Advent Ember Days

11 The Fourth Sunday of Advent

12 The Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord

13 The Christmas Office

14 The Sunday in the Christmas Octave

15 The Feast of the Circumcision

16 The Feast of the Epiphany

17 The Octave of the Epiphany

18 The First Sunday after Epiphany

19 The Second Sunday after Epiphany

20 The Third Sunday after Epiphany

21 The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

22 The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

23 The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

24 The Sunday of Septuagesima

25 The Office of Septuagesima

26 Of Sexagesima

27 Of Quinquagesima

28 Ash Wednesday or the Principle of Fasts

29 The Thursday following Ash Wednesday

30 The Friday following Ash Wednesday

31 The Saturday following Ash Wednesday

32 The First Sunday of Lent

33 The Monday following the First Sunday of Lent

34 The Tuesday following the First Sunday of Lent

35 The Wednesday following the First Sunday of Lent   

36 The Thursday following the First Sunday of Lent

37 The Friday following the First Sunday of Lent

38 The Saturday following the First Sunday of Lent

39 The Second Sunday of Lent

40 The Monday following the Second Sunday of Lent

41 The Tuesday following the Second Sunday of Lent

42 The Wednesday following the Second Sunday of Lent

43 The Thursday following the Second Sunday of Lent

44 The Friday following the Second Sunday of Lent

45 The Saturday following the Second Sunday of Lent

46 The Third Sunday of Lent

47 The Monday following the Third Sunday of Lent

48 The Tuesday following the Third Sunday of Lent

49 The Wednesday following the Third Sunday of Lent

50 The Thursday following the Third Sunday of Lent

51 The Friday following the Third Sunday of Lent

52 The Saturday following the Third Sunday of Lent

53 The Fourth Sunday of Lent

54 The Monday following the Fourth Sunday of Lent      

55 The Tuesday following the Fourth Sunday of Lent

56 The Wednesday following the Fourth Sunday of Lent

57 The Thursday following the Fourth Sunday of Lent

58 The Friday following the Fourth Sunday of Lent

59 The Saturday following the Fourth Sunday of Lent

60 The Fifth Sunday of Lent or Passion Sunday

61 The Monday following Passion Sunday

62 The Tuesday following Passion Sunday

63 The Wednesday following Passion Sunday

64 The Thursday following Passion Sunday

65 The Friday following Passion Sunday

66 The Saturday following Passion Sunday

67 The Sixth Sunday of Lent or Palm Sunday

68 The Monday of Holy Week

69 The Tuesday of Holy Week

70 The Wednesday of Holy Week

71 The Thursday of Holy Week

72 The Same Thursday of Holy Week

73 The Office of the Day of Holy Thursday

74 The Same Thursday of the Lord’s Supper

75 The Office of the Mass of Holy Thursday

76 The Stripping of the Altar

77 Holy Friday, Good Friday or Parasceve

78 Holy Saturday

79 By Who, How, and Why the Wax Lambs are Made

80 The Blessing of the Paschal Candle

81 The Lessons and Tracts

82 The Blessing of the Fonts or Baptism

83 Of Baptism

84 Of Confirmation

85 The Mass of Holy Saturday

86 Easter Day

87 The Night Office of the Easter Festival

88 The Easter Day Office

89 The Seven Days after Easter

90 Easter Monday

91 Easter Tuesday

92 Easter Wednesday

93 Easter Thursday

94 Easter Friday

95 Saturday in Albis

96 Another Explanation of the Seven Days

97 The First Sunday after Easter

98 The Second Sunday after Easter

99 The Third Sunday after Easter

100 The Fourth Sunday after Easter

101 Rogation Sunday

102 The Rogations

103 The Eve or Vigil of the Ascension

104 The Festival of the Ascension

105 The Sunday after the Ascension

106 The Vigil of Pentecost

107 The Holy Day of Pentecost

108 The Monday after Pentecost

109 The Tuesday after Pentecost

110 The Wednesday after Pentecost

111 The Thursday after Pentecost

112 The Friday after Pentecost      

113 The Saturday after Pentecost

114 Holy Trinity Sunday

115 The First Sunday after Pentecost

116 The Second Sunday after Pentecost

117 The Third Sunday after Pentecost

118 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

119 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

120 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

121 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

122 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

123 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

124 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

125 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

126 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

127 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

128 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

129 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

130 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

131 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

132 The Wednesday of the September Ember Days

133 The Friday of the September Ember Days    

134 The Saturday of the September Ember Days

135 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

136 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

137 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

138 The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

139 The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

140 The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

141 The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

142 The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

143 The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


VOLUME VI (276 pages)


Preface to Volume Six

Translators Introduction to Volume Six

1. Preface to Book Seven

2 Saints Fabien and Sebastian

3 Saint Agnes

4 The Conversion of Saint Paul

5 Saint Julien

6 The Blessed Agatha

7 The Purification of Saint Mary

8 The Chair of Saint Peter

9 The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary

10 Saints Apostles Philip and James

11 The Finding of the Holy Cross

12 The Apparition of Saint Michael

13 Saints Gervase and Protase

14 Saint John the Baptist

15 Saints Peter and Paul

16 The Seven Brothers

17 Saint James

18 The Seven Sleepers

19 The Feast of Saint Peter’s Chains

20 The Maccabees

21 The Finding of the Body of Saint Stephen

22 The Transfiguration of the Lord

23 Saint Lawrence

24 The Assumption of the Glorious Virgin Mary

25 Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

26 The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

27 Saints Felix and Audactus

28 The Nativity of Blessed Mary

29 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

30 The Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

31 Saint Maurice and His Companions

32 The Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist

33 The Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude

34 The Feast of All Saints

35 The Office of the Dead

36 The Four-Crowned, Martyrs

37 The Blessed Martin, Bishop and Confessor

38 The Blessed Andrew, Apostle

39 The Blessed Nicholas

40 The Venerable Bede, Priest

41 Saint Thomas, Apostle

42 Saints Stephen, John the Evangelist, and the Holy Innocents

43 The Apostles

44 The Evangelists

45 The Martyrs        

46 The Confessors

47 The Virgins

48 The Festival and Office of the Dedication of a Church



1 Computation, the Calendar, and What Relates to Them

2 Part One, the Solar Year

3 What the Solar Year is

4 Part Two, Beginning with the Month

5 Of the Week

6 Of the Day

7 What the Lunar Year is and the Days it Contains

8 The Regular Lunar Numbers      

9 The Epact

10 The Embolism

11 The Golden Number

12 The Easter Term

13 The Cycle

14 The Conclusion of the Work


VOLUME VII (164 pages)

The Indices

List of books, chapters and page numbers

Summaries of the nearly 3,000 paragraphs







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