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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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were used by the faithful before communion, by catechumens before baptism, with the use of the strigil and perfumes, and by the clergy on the eves of festivals. The latter had by the grant of Theodosius the right of sanctuary; and Constantine having built one at Constantinople, near the Apostles' Church, St. Hilary Damasus, and Adrian I followed his example at Rome. Paintings and mosaics adorned, them, and bishops in their.visitation enjoined their use. One at Puzzuoli still bears the namne of the Bishop's Spring. (See BATHING).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Baths'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/b/baths.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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