Eastern Europe - The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques And Discoveries Of The English Nation - Volume 2  - Collected By Richard Hakluyt




















































































 -  And then the superstitions of the foresaid
Iugures, which be, as it were, a sect distinguished from the rest They - Page 300
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And Then The Superstitions Of The Foresaid Iugures, Which Be, As It Were, A Sect Distinguished From The Rest They Doe All Of Them Worship Towards The North, Clapping Their Hands Together, And Prostrating Themselues On Their Knees Vpon The Earth, Holding Also Their Foreheads In Their Hands.

Wherupon the Nestorians of those parts will in no case ioyne their hands together in time of prayer:

But they pray, displaying their hands before their breasts. They extend their Temples in length East and West: and vpon the North side they build a chamber, in maner of a Vestry for themselues to goe forth into. Or sometimes it is otherwise. If it be a foure square Temple, in the midst of the Temple towards the North side therof, they take in one chamber in that place where the quire should stand. And within the said chamber they place a chest long and broad like vnto a table: and behinde the saide chest towardes the South stands their principall idole: which I sawe at Caracaram, and it was as bigge as the idole of Saint Christopher. [Sidenote: Frier William was at Caracarum.] Also a certaine Nestorian priest, which had bin in Catay, saide that in that countrey there is an idole of so huge a bignes, that it may be seen two daies iourney before a man come at it. And so they place other idoles round about the foresaid principal idole, being all of them finely gilt ouer with pure golde:

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