Commentary on the American Prayer Book

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Harper Collins, 1995 M09 15 - 688 pages
Traces and comments upon the sources, history, and development of each of the rites and formularies of the book from the earliest known forms until the present day.
 

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Contents

The Title Page
15
The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer
22
The Calendar of the Church Year
36
The Daily Office
89
The Great Litany
154
Concerning the Proper of the Church Year
165
Background
217
Commentary
223
Background
251
The Holy Eucharist
289
Pastoral Offices
423
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Page 575 - My duty towards God, is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength; to worship him, to give him thanks, to put my whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his Word, and to serve him truly all the days of my life.
Page 236 - Thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live : Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of Thy word...
Page 499 - ... resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight ; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.
Page 493 - Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his wise providence, to take out of this world the soul of our deceased brother, we therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; looking for the general resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the 292 THE RITUAL.
Page 100 - DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness ; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy.
Page 499 - O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Resurrection and the Life ; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die ; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally...
Page 340 - And we also bless Thy holy Name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear ; beseeching Thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of Thy heavenly kingdom.
Page 386 - THE body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life ! Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee ; and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.

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