How to use Rogation in a sentence

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  • The Council of Clovesho in 747 confirmed Augustine's injunction, and ordered that the rogation days be kept up "according to the way of our fathers."

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  • The place-name "Gospel Oak," which occurs in London and elsewhere, is a relic of these rogation processions, the gospel of the day being read at the foot of the finest oak the parish boasted.

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  • Thus at Leighton Buzzard on Rogation Monday, in accordance with the will of one Edward Wilkes, a London merchant who died in 1646, the trustees of his almshouses accompanied the boys.

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  • Ruth, David, Josh, Eddie, Clarrie, PC Fletcher, William Ruth and David attend Alan 's outdoor Rogation service.

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  • The week in which they occur is sometimes called Rogation Week.

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  • In 511 the first Council of Orleans ordered that the three days preceding Ascension Day should be celebrated as rogation days with fasting and rogationes.

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  • Angilbert, abbot of St Riquier (c. 814), records that it was sung by his school in procession on rogation days.

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  • The Christian festival which seems to have taken the place of these ceremonies is the Rogation or Gang week of the Roman Church.

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  • However this may be, the Commonwealth made an end of them, and they seem never to have been revived; Sparrow, in his Rationale upon the Book of Common Prayer (London, 1668), speaks of "the service formerly appointed in the Rogation days of Procession."

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  • This was until Charles II.'s time a regular rogation, the choristers in surplices, the gentlemen of the royal chapel in copes, and the canons and other clergy in copes preceding the knights and singing the litany.

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  • In the Anglican Church, the " days of fasting or abstinence " are the forty days of Lent, the Ember days, the Rogation days, and all the Fridays in the year, except Christmas day.

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  • The boundaries of the old ecclesiastical parishes are usually identical with those of the township or townships comprised within its precinct; they are determined by usage, in the absence of charters or records, and are evidenced by perambulations, which formerly took place on the "gang-days" in Rogation week, but are now, where they still survive, for the most part held triennially, the Poor-Law Act of 1844 permitting the parish officers to charge the expense on the poor-rate, "provided the perambulations do not occur more than once in three years."

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  • In former times when maps were rare it was usual to make a formal perambulation of the parish boundaries on Ascension day or during Rogation week.

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  • Beating the bounds had a religious side in the practice which originated the term Rogation, the accompanying clergy being supposed to beseech (rogare) the divine blessing upon the parish lands for the ensuing harvest.

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  • Rogation Day Ceremonies, with their blessing of the fields, is probably a Christianisation of such activities.

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