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Weiser, Francis Xavier. Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs: The Year of the Lord in Liturgy and Folklore. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1958. 366p. LC 58-10908.
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"Written to explain the origin, history, and development of Christian feasts throughout the year of Our Lord" (Preface). Sundays, weekday practices, seasonal and special feasts are covered in well documented chapters, but there are no bibliographies as such. An index and dictionary of terms are added reference features in this work designed for the laity rather than clerics or other specialists. "A remarkable book combining scholarship and a popular readable style" (America, C [March 21, 1959], p. 721).

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