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1886 Excerpt: ...is something like, His most high holiness, the
most dear and gracious lord, the lord archpastor. All these titles
are most rigidly observed in addressing a letter; in addressing
them personally, a little less strictness is permitted. Yet these
very persons who so load them with verbal honor, are not thereby
deterred from sometimes laying aside all respect for the most high
holiness in a very unceremonious manner. So long as he is engaged
in the performance of his functions, the priest is treated with
extreme reverence. Not only the laity kiss the hand of the chief
priests after the service, but the inferior priests do the same
when they receive the chalice, Bible, or anything else from them;
and withal, when the priests make state visits, the ladies kiss the
hand of the meanest of them, on which account many carefully
cherish a pretty hand, and decorate and perfume it when they pay
these visits. These two occasions excepted, the priests enjoy no
great personal influence or consideration. A priest's advice is
seldom asked in family matters; even the domestic chaplains in
great houses are there to perform divine service only, and never
penetrate into the interior of families, as the Catholic clergy do.
The German, French, or English peasants know no better counsellor
than their pastor; but the Russian peasant, in cases of difficulty,
rather turns to his saint's pictures, and invokes the sacrament
rather than the priest who comes with it. 81 THE city of Kazan is
situated on the small River Kazanka, about four versts from where
it falls 1ft. into the Volga, four hundred and thirty miles east of
Moscow. It contains over thirty churches, nine convents, and
sixteen mosques, and is renowned for its numerous educational and
literary institutions, including a univers...
|Country of origin:
Leo De Colange
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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