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The Book of Common Prayer free pdf Excerpt from 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 and Manner Of The English Prayer Book embodies, in tangible form, the chief principles of the English Reformation. It was no new book, drawn up by the religious leaders of the 16th century, but was mainly a reformed republication of those old Services, which had grown up through nearly a thousand years of English Christianity, being themselves developments of the Liturgies of an even remoter antiquity. So far it exemplified the famous Declaration (in the Act against suing for dispensations at Rome, a.d. 1538), that the English Church and nation in the Reformation "intended not to decline or vary from the Congregation of Christ's Church, in things concerning the Catholic faith of Christendom, or declared by Holy Scripture and the Word of God necessary to salvation." But, at the same time, it was the assertion of a right to remodel and reform, to add to and to take from, those old Services, so as to adapt them to the needs of the English people, and to the growth of spiritual knowledge and liberty- and in this respect it implied that claim of national religious independence - under the supreme authority of God's Word, and appeal to a General Council of the Church freely chosen - which was a distinct defiance of the Papal authority, and thus a resolute, though independent, adhesion to the Reformation movement. I. Materials and History. - The materials from which it was compiled were large and various. There were, first, the Latin Service Books- which may be, generally speaking, reduced to three, (a) the Breviary, containing, besides the Calendar and Rubrical directions, the Psalms, Hymns, Antiphons, Collects, Lections,

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330183401
EAN : 9781330183403
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 776 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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