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III. Romano-Germanic ritual. A Roman-Gallican rite Ordo Romanus 41 and a Roman-suburbicarian rite Ordo Romanus 42 were in use in the late 8th c. The 9th-c. Ordo ad benedicendam ecclesiam Eng. tr. Repsher 139-169, which fuses the Gallican and Roman rites, is part of the 10th-c. RomanoGermanic Pontifical, which also contains an explanation of the dedication Quid significent duodecim candelae; Repsher 171-193. Austria Subway Map The Sacramentary of Drogo of Metz 13th c. represents the near-definitive rite of dedication: vigil and arrival of the relics, aspersion of the church from the outside, entrance, writing of the alphabet, aspersion and anointing of the altar and church 12 candles symbolize the apostles, entrance and deposition of the relics, consecration of the liturgical furnishings, celebration of Mass. The ritual in this form, however, included much repetition e.g., a triple aspersion with water, which has been eliminated by the recent reforms.
IV. Eastern rites. We do not have scientific editions of all the Eastern euchologia, thus only a few rapid notes are possible DACL 4, 397-398. Anointing of the altar seems to have originated in Syria ca. 400, passing then to Gaul. The Second Council of Nicaea 787, can. 7 considers the deposition of relics as obligatory for every dedication. According to Goar, the Barberini euchologion 8th c. provides for a nocturnal vigil, consecration of the altar, censing, aspersions with holy water, deposition of relics, adorning of the altar, Mass. The orthodox rite of dedication is found in Simeon of Thessalonica, De sacro templo PG 155, 305-361.
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