from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A week in which ember-days fall.
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And tis not unlike, but that he renewed those resolutions at his prostration before the holy altar, at his induction into the church of Bemerton: but as yet he was but a deacon, and therefore longed for the next ember-week, that he might be ordained priest, and made capable of administering both the sacraments.
Sergius, of saying _Miserere nobis_ three times, and not _Dona nobis pacem_, which words were introduced into the liturgy, (according to Innocent III, De Myst Missæ) about the 10th century, in time of schism.] [Footnote 137: Orders are generally conferred on the saturday of each ember-week, besides the saturday before passion and easter sundays.