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Heortology

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(From the Greek heorte, festival, and logos, knowledge, discourse)

Heortology etymologically implies a relation to feasts or festivals in general, an exposition of their meaning. The word, however, is used to denote specifically the science of sacred festivals, embracing the principles of their origin, significance, and historical development, with reference to epochs or incidents in the Christian year.


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APA citation. MacAuley, P. (1910). Heortology. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07241b.htm

MLA citation. MacAuley, Patrick. "Heortology." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07241b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Douglas J. Potter. Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. June 1, 1910. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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