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a formula of words used in praying

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a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

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Every Friday in the year, the Rogation days, Ember days, and the forty days of Lent were appointed fast days.
The omission of Esther from the current Roman lectionary makes one sit up and take notice that in the ninth century the Pechianus manuscript contains forms of Tobit, Judith, and Esther slightly abridged and arranged for reading on the Rogation Days albeit in monastic settings.
The service includes prayers for people whose lives are in tune with the seasons, for instance, prayers for Rogation days, the three days of celebrating before Ascension Thursday.
At the Rogation days immediately preceding, it was customary for the clergy, and people, to perambulate the parish boundaries, and at certain prescribed spots, to offer prayers for the fruitfulness of the fields and a plenteous yield at the following harvest day In Cornwall, the blind and lame would go on pilgrimage to the Holy Well of St Cleer on Ascension Day, hoping for a miracle to cure their ailments.
Our movement toward God, using the metaphor of pilgrimage, becomes real on Rogation days when we walk through the fields, as we sing the Litany of the Saints, as we march from one place to the other.