The Book of Common Prayer

and The Scottish Liturgy

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 195,334 / 575 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 30.9
LoC Category: BS
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Added to site: 2009.08.07
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The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of England Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches and the Form or Manner of Making Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops Priests and Deacons and the Scottish Liturgy and the Permissible Additions to and Deviations from the Service Books of the Scottish Church as Canonically Sanctioned

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, and not being otherwise reasonably hindered, shall say the same in the Parish Church or Chapel where he ministereth, and shall cause a Bell to be tolled thereunto a convenient time before he begin, that the people may come to hear God's Word, and to pray with him.


OF CEREMONIES,

WHY SOME BE ABOLISHED, AND SOME RETAINED

Of such Ceremonies as be used in the Church, and have had their beginning by the institution of man, some at the first were of godly intent and purpose devised, and yet at length turned to vanity and superstition: some entered into the Church by undiscreet devotion, and such a zeal as was without knowledge; and for because they were winked at in the beginning, they grew daily to more and more abuses, which not only for their unprofitableness, but also because they have much blinded the people, and obscured the glory of God, are worthy to be cut away, and clean rejected: other there be, which although they have been devised by man, yet it is thought good to reserve th

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