The Rev Robert Coupar, DD

Robert Coupar gives a historical and descriptive account of the Church.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p13

The Rev Millar Patrick, DD

Millar Patrick draws attention to the Committee on Public Worship and Aids to Devotion’s publication,Outline and Brief Explanation of Public Worship, and amplifies, for the benefit of ministers, some of its suggestions relating to the choice of praise, emphasising the importance of the congruity of individual items to their place and context in the service and highlighting as general principles,considered variety, relevance, and progression.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p17

William McMillan

William McMillan.  Short notices of
        The Bible for Today  edited by John Stirling
        The Reformation in England by F  M  Powicke
        Daily Prayer compiled by Eric Milner White and G W Briggs
        A Short Method for Pulpit and Services by J Ramsay McCallum
        English Church Craftsmanship by F H Crossley
        Keep Thou my Soul by E  C  Messenger

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p19
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(Former Presidents of the Society)

(Former Presidents of the Society)
William A Knowles (DSM)
J. Harry Miller (WMM)
Oswald B. Milligan (TM)

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p21
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Various Contributors

Referring to:
The cover of the Annual and its designer, Miss Gladys Whyte, embroiderer;
Emphasis in reciting the Lord’s Prayer;
Posture and position at funeral services;
Sir Francis Chantrey and a memorial in Sanquhar;
A survival of the medieval maniple?
The Cross in churches;
Doxologies at the conclusion of metrical psalms;
Occasions for the celebration of Holy Communion;
A collect ‘in time of war’
Sir D Y Cameron (author of first article);
A large influx of younger men to membership of the Society;
The kindred society in New Zealand.

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue), p24
PDF icon Notes and Comments2.99 MB

Illustrations in this volume

St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Interior)   -  Facing page 14
St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Interior, looking westward)   -  Facing page 15
St Michael’s, Linlithgow (Exterior)   -  Facing page 15

Reference: Volume 12 1941-42 (War-time Issue)
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Dr Nicholas Zernov, Lecturer in Russian Church History at the School of Slavonic Studies, London University

Nicolas Zernov seeks to lessen the mutual ignorance and misunderstanding between Eastern and Western Christendom, noting the significance of the word ‘Mysteries’ and the absence of a defined number of sacraments.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p3

The Rev Professor G D Henderson, DD, D Litt, Aberdeen

G  D  Henderson gives an account of the history of the building, its furnishings and varying use since 1505.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p12
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The Rev T B Stewart Thomson, MC, BD, Edinburgh

T  B  Stewart Thomson gives a brief account of the varieties of practice from apostolic times before surveying post-Reformation Scottish usage of the word, and practice of, ‘confirmation’.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p17

The Rev W W D Gardiner, BD, D. Litt, Edinburgh

W  W D Gardiner, against a background of the ecclesiastical consequences of the southward drift of the control of many Scottish organisations and of Irish immigration, calls for a re-appropriation of the proper heritage “both Catholic and Reformed” of the Scottish Church with its roots in the Celtic liturgy and in the reforms of Margaret and of 1560, and noting the controlling influence, during most of that time of the service of Holy Communion.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p22
PDF icon The Scottish Tradition in Worship2.28 MB

The Rev William A Alston, Melbourne. The Rev J Bruce Gardiner, DD, Johannesburg.

I. Victoria, Australia
The Rev William A Alston, Melbourne

William A  Alston surveys the progress in Australia of the ideals and practices fostered by the Church Service Society and its counterpart in Victoria (founded 1925) and refers to some notable buildings.

II. South Africa  
The Rev J Bruce Gardiner, DD, Johannesburg

J  Bruce Gardiner gives an account of worship in the largest Presbyterian (Dutch Reformed) Churches in South Africa before noting the variety of practice in English-speaking Presbyterianism.  No evidence is provided of the existence of a kindred society but the previous year’s Assembly had revived a committee to foster care and concern for worship. 

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p27

The Rev Andrew L Drummond, BD, Ph D, STM, Alva

Andrew L  Drummond provides an assessment in three sections.  The first clears away misconceptions regarding wholesale puritan rejection of set forms in the seventeenth century and traces 18th century evolution in the Independent or Congregational tradition and the rise of Methodism; the second looks at the effects of the increasingly Unitarian character of the older English Presbyterianism; and the third sets out from the ‘epoch-making’ work of Dr John Hunter to survey twentieth century developments.   

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p32

The Rev Millar Patrick DD, Edinburgh

Millar Patrick provides a vigorous riposte to an assertion in The Oxford Companion to Music, tracing the developments of psalm versions in Scotland from 1564 and looking in detail  at the relationship of the 1650 version to those of Francis Rous and of the Westminster Assembly.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p43
PDF icon The Old Scottish Psalms7.38 MB

The Rev R J Thomson BD, Bothwell

R  J  Thomson describes a volume in the custody of the Kirk Session of Bothwell.  One of only two known copies of the 2nd edition of the forerunner of the Book of Common Order - printed in Geneva in 1558 – it contains  (I) “The Forme of Prayers and Ministration of the Sacraments”,  (II) “Psalmes of David” (of which, as yet, only 62 had been translated, as compared to 51 in the first edition,  and (III) “The Catechisme” of John Calvin.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p57
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William McMillan

William McMillan contributes review of

The Treatise on the Apostolic Tradition of St Hippolytus of Rome: Bishop and Martyr, edited by Gregory Dix
The Riddle of the Diacé ,by F. E.Vokes
An Introduction to the Study of Eastern Liturgies, adapted from the French of Sevérien Salaville with a Preface 
and Additional  Notes by John M. T  Barton; and a note on an intended annual, Modern Sacred Art,edited by Joan Sands.

Reference: Volume 11 1938-39, p69
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