Millar Patrick recalls an attempt in 1827 by a General Assembly Committee to recruit contemporary poets and poetesses, including Sir Walter Scott, Wordsworth, Southey, Mrs Grant of Laggan et al, (and many of their responses) to submit enlargements to the Paraphrases. He suggests that the failure of the enterprise resulted from an unwillingness to consider hymns, which had many years previously been introduced to the Relief Church.
Volume 13 1942-43 (War-time Issue)
Hutchison Cockburn describes and commends the College and its influence on preaching, expressing the hope that Scotland might one day “be blessed with such an institution”.
An unattributed (?editorial) plea that prayers of Thanksgiving and those of Intercession should be separated when the 1940 Book of Common Order comes to be revised.
Dr Macdonald deplores subjectivity and commends greater objectivity in sermons, prayers and hymns.
Dr Maxwell lists many available books on worship, under seven separate headings: The Theory of Worship, The History of Christian Worship’ Scottish Worship, Anglican Worship, Church Architecture, Church Music, Liturgical Texts. Oxford, 1936
Dr McMillan discusses precedents and suggests a scheme of colours for today.
Professor Baxter describes the origins of St Salvator’s College and Church, St Andrews.
These are dispersed on pp. 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20. Confusion of versions of the Lord’s Prayer deplored and congregational participation encouraged. Revival of the office of Beadle encouraged, with notes on staff, wand and mace. A plea for vestries to be furnished in a way that creates a spiritual atmosphere. Also a plea for a more significant Confirmation Service.
(all between pages 10 and 11)
The College of Preachers, Washington, DC
The Refectory, College of Preachers
The Common Room, College of Preachers
The Chapel of St Salvator, University of St Andrews
The Lord President’s Mace