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THE

CHURCHMAN'S ALTAR MANUAL.

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COOLELANEY

GRIFFITH AND FARRAN,
At the sign of the Bible and Sun,

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PREFATORY NOTE.

THE object of the Compiler of this Manual has been to provide for Communicants a Guide to the Blessed Sacrament, as complete, and at the same time as simple and concise, as possible. Most of the existing Manuals appear to him to be too diffuse, both as regards the directions and the prayers, thus tending rather to bewilder than assist the Communicant in his devotions.

The matter has been drawn from writers of a bygone age, whose devout aspirations far exceed in fervency the language of modern compositions. The Preparation for Holy Communion has been taken from the “ Imitation of Christ,” by Thomas à Kempis, and will be found to express in fervid language all the longings of a soul “hungering and thirsting after righteousness."

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