The Ordering of Eucharistic Worship

A Stewart Todd

The article is dedicated to Nevile Davidson Kelly. It constitutes a review of the work of the Committee on Public Worship and Aids to Devotion 1963-77 and of the Church Hymnary Revision Committee 1963-73 (of both of which he was Secretary). The work of the period is examined - work on Baptism, Confirmation, on the purpose and principles of public worship, on Marriage, the Communion order in ‘The Divine Service’, two discussion pamphlets on weekly communion and learning about worship. Some discussion of the sources which the Committee studied in preparing the new ‘;Book of Common Order’ are outlined and an explanation is given of the different intentions behind the orders for Communion. There is discussion of the reasons for making Communion the norm and setting out the morning service in relation to that. The liturgical shape of the new Church Hymnary (third edition) is outlined.

Volume 07, Number 02 Nov 1977, p11
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