Holy Communion in a City Church

William George Sym Esq, MD, Edinburgh

An elder in a city church describes its practice from the Friday evening Admission of New Communicants to the end of Communion Sunday.  It is noticeable that he describes the Kirk Session as remaining constituted for this whole period, a matter argued against in other articles, and that what is sung prior to Communion is the 35th Paraphrase, except on Easter Day when Psalm 24 to St. George’s Edinburgh is used.  A very high level of preparation and attention to detail is described. Psalm 103 concludes the celebration and the elements are carried out to the choir singing the Nunc Dimittis.

Volume 02 1929-30, p43
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