The Holy Communion in Great Britain and America (Classic Reprint)by John Brett Langstaff
The Anglican Church is one of the bonds between Great Britain and America. And the binding force in the Church has always centered in its Service of the Holy Communion. The part such a service has played in the history of the English-speaking people is of peculiar interest at a time when the two political
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The Anglican Church is one of the bonds between Great Britain and America. And the binding force in the Church has always centered in its Service of the Holy Communion. The part such a service has played in the history of the English-speaking people is of peculiar interest at a time when the two political divisions are drawing together. For this reason and because of the liturgical revision which is being urged throughout the Anglican Church to-day the facts as they are arranged in this volume should be of interest and assistance to any reader.
The first complete texts of the Holy Communion in the English language which were used generally in England, in Scotland, and in what is now the United States of America, were respectively those versions of the Communion Service put forth in 1549, 1552, and 1662. These I have set down and corrected according to the present Uses in the respective countries. The readings common to the original and present Uses are in capitals; the original readings omitted to-day are in small letters, and the corrections or additions used to-day are in italics. Above the prayers and in brackets are indicated whatever changes are now made in the original order of prayers.
On the page with the important changes in the texts I have written comments upon them.
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