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THIS Volume completes our explanation of the Lenten Liturgy; but it has its own special character, because of the subject it treats of. The Church devotes the last two weeks of Lent to the Sufferings and Death of Jesus: the Passion, therefore, is the great subject of this portion of our Liturgical Year.
Though the Volume be so bulky, yet we are far from having exhausted our subject. We have been obliged to limit ourselves to a choice from the riches offered to us in the magnificent Offices of these fourteen days; and such a choice was no easy matter, when it had to be made from such abundant Mysteries, teeming with sublime and pathetic teachings. We are far from flattering ourselves that we have said all that can be said of Holy Week. We have