Luton Church: Historical and Descriptive

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G. Bell and sons, 1899 - Bedfordshire (England) - 662 pages
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Page 294 - ... also that in which the chalice had been rinsed; and if any of the wine prepared for the sacrament had by some accident been rendered impure, and unfit for the purpose, it was also poured away through the piscina. These niches frequently have a shelf across them, which was sometimes used as a credence...
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Page 312 - By an ancient Ecclesiastical Constitution* (AD 1236) a font of stone was required to be placed in every church, and it was to be capacious enough for total immersion. At this early period fonts appear to have been regarded with peculiar reverence, and are frequently preserved, whatever changes the church may have undergone ; for this reason Norman fonts are very numerous ; they are frequently richly ornamented and well worthy of preservation ; their form is usually square, supported on five legs,...
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