A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,692 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 423
Added to site: 2009.09.30
mnybks.net#: 25420
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Religion
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ook of Genesis in Septuagesima, but they were only begun and never read through . . . And moreover, whereas St. Paul would have such language spoken to the people in the Church as they might understand and have profit by hearing the same, the service in this Church of England (these many years) hath been read in Latin to the people, which they understood not, so that they have heard with their ears only, and their hearts, spirit, and mind have not been edified thereby . . . Moreover, the number and hardness of the rules called the Pie, and the manifold changings of the service was the cause that to turn the Book only was so hard and intricate a matter that many times there was more business to find out what should be read than it was to read it when it was found out. These inconveniences therefore considered, here is set forth such an order whereby the same shall be redressed."

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