A Rational Illustration of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England:: Being the Substance of Every Thing Liturgical in Bishop Sparrow, Mr. L'Estrange, Dr. Comber, Dr. Nichols, and All Former Ritualists, Commentators, Or Others, Upon the Same Subject; Collected and Reduced Into One Continued and Regular Method, and Interspersed All Along with New Observations
At the Clarendon Press, 1802 - 531 pages
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Page 299 - Gospel command us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious death until his coming again; hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we, receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood...
Page 284 - The custom seems to have gone on this principle, that supreme happiness is not to be expected till the resurrection ; and that the interval between death and the end of the world is a state of imperfect bliss. The Church might, therefore, believe her prayers for good people departed might improve their condition, and raise the satisfactions of this period.
Page 152 - I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint : my heart is like wax ; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
Page 57 - She was condemned to be debauched in the public stews before her execution, but her virginity was miraculously preserved by lightning and thunder from heaven. About eight days after her execution, her parents going to lament and pray at her tomb...
Page 34 - Scriptures, and the rest are the expressions of the first and purest ages ; so that whoever takes exception at these must quarrel with the language of the Holy Ghost, and fall out with the Church in her greatest innocence ; and in the opinion of the most impartial and excellent Grotius, (who was no member of, nor had any obligation to, this Church,) the English Liturgy comes so near to the primitive pattern, that none of the Reformed Churches can compare with...
Page 379 - The first question concerns only mens. heathen converts : for, as for the children of believing parents, it is certain, that as they were baptized in infancy, so they were admitted catechumens as soon as they were capable of learning.
Page 218 - On the first day of Lent, the penitents were to present themselves before the bishop clothed with sackcloth, with naked feet, and eyes turned to the ground : and this was to be done in the presence of the principal of the clergy of the diocese, who were to judge of the sincerity of their repentance. These introduced them into the church, where the bishop, all in tears, and the rest of the clergy, repeated the seven penitential psalms.
Page 479 - ... such a case. As to the coroner's warrant, I take that to be no more than a certificate that the body is not demanded by the law, and that therefore the relations may dispose of it as they please. Tor I cannot apprehend that a coroner is to determine the sense of a rubric, or to prescribe to the minister when Christian burial is to be used.
Page 283 - GOD, and placed before Him upon the holy table, it is a proper time to proceed to the exercise of another branch of our charity, I mean that of intercession. Our alms perhaps are confined to a few indigent neighbours ; but our prayers may extend to all mankind, by recommending them all to the mercies of GOD, who is able to supply and relieve them all.
Page 294 - Therefore with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.