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VIA CRUCIS;

OR,

MEDITATIONS FOR PASSION AND

EASTER TIDE.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF "BIBLE PARTINGS," ETC.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE TRACT COMMITTEE.

LONDON:

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE,
NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, CHARING CROSS, W.C.;

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TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

HARVEY, LORD BISHOP OF CARLISLE,

THIS BOOK IS OFFERED

AS A LITTLE TOKEN OF AFFECTIONATE RESPECT

ΤΟ

A JUSTLY HONOURED DIOCESAN,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

ADVERTISEMENT.

ONE word of explanation may be given on what may otherwise seem the fragmentary character of the Meditations for Holy Week itself. Many important and interesting subjects for thought then have been omitted, as already better treated of in existing devotional books for that season; to which the portion referred to of this little work is only offered as supplemental.

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*** The Hymn, page 104, taken from MILMAN'S Martyr of Antioch," is inserted by permission of Mr. JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle St., London.

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ing the Meditations to the whole Octave of Easiti. It was perhaps a wisdom, not now apparently generally appreciated, which led the Church in former days to describe by the name of Passion, week not that immediately preceding Easter day, which is now not unfrequently so-called, but that which ushers in the great week properly designated by the higher appellation of Holy. Speaking of the fifth Sunday in Lent, Bishop Sparrow says, "This is called Passion Sunday; for now begins the commemoration of the Passion of our Lord. The

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