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Definition of Penitential

Penitential
Penitential Pen`i*ten"tial, n. (R. C. Ch.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; -- called also penitential book.

Meaning of Penitential from wikipedia

- A penitential is a book or set of church rules concerning the Christian sacrament of penance, a "new manner of reconciliation with God" that was first...
- The Penitential Act (capitalized in the Roman Missal) is a form of general confession of sinfulness that normally takes place at the beginning of the...
- century saw the development in Ireland of Penitentials, handbooks for confessors in ****igning penance. The Penitential of ****mean counseled a priest to take...
- The Penitential Psalms or Psalms of Confession, so named in C****iodorus's commentary of the 6th century AD, are the Psalms 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, and...
- Penitential canons are religious rules laid down by councils or bishops concerning the penances to be done for various sins. These canons, collected,...
- The Penitential of ****mean is an Irish penitential, presumably composed c. 650 by an Irish monk named ****mean (or Comini****). It served as a type of handbook...
- the colour proper to the day or the season or in violet if they bear a penitential character. Votive M****es are celebrated in the colour suited to the M****...
- imposes on himself or herself, acts that are themselves called penances. Penitential activity is particularly common during the season of Lent and Holy W****...
- priest granted forgiveness. Before the fourth century confession and penitential discipline were a public affair “since all sin is sin not only against...
- Sanbenito (Spanish: sambenito; Catalan: gramalleta, sambenet) was a penitential garment that was used especially during the Spanish Inquisition. It was...
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