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Appearing in the 12th century, the Caeremoniale or “Ceremonial” is a book regulating especially the ceremonial shape of papal and episcopal liturgy, and to some extent also of religious orders. It is not a book of celebration and is not used in liturgy itself. The oldest editions are primarily concerned with arranging the external details of papal liturgy, as for example in papal elections (Pope, Election of), papal consecrations and coronations, royal coronations, the creation of cardinals, and in the celebrations of the liturgical year. At the end of th…

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Klöckener, Martin, “Caeremoniale”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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