Considers the implications of a suggestion in Life and Work that sermons should be more open to questioning and dialogue.
Volume 04 Spring 1983
Delivered at Edinburgh and Aberdeen November 1982 by the Revd Principal A Raymond George.
Pre-Reformation rites are reviewed but the bulk of the paper consists of a searching analysis of some recently revised rites: the Book of Common Order 1979 (Third Order), the Roman Mass of 1970 (eucharistic prayer IV) the Alternative Service Book 1980 (First Eucharistic Prayer of Rite A), the Methodist Service Book 1975, and the Eucharistic Prayer of the Joint Liturgical Group. These are compared in the contexts of liturgical scholarship, of recent ecumenical scholarship (particularly the discussion of presence and of sacrifice), and of the consensus of wider theology.
The Orthodox Liturgy (Congregational Edition): Oxford University Press,
1983 reviewed by R Stuart Louden
Hymns for a Day (St Andrew Press), a supplement to Church Hymnary: Third Edition reviewed by RECJ
How to Talk with God: The basics of prayer, Stephen Winwar (Mowbray, 1983 reprint), reviewed by W G Neill
Growing into Faith, Gerard Rummergy and Damian Lundy (Darton, Longman and Todd, 1982), reviewed by Finlay A J MacDonald
These are so titled to indicate that they are complementary to the morning service and neither a substitute nor an alternative. It is more liturgically structured than that service, the shape derived from the Taizé Evening Office and using some material from it. It also has a ‘led Bible Study’, prayers for the sick by name, a responsorial psalms, and uses Sounds of Living Waters and Fresh Sounds for items of praise.
During the 500th anniversary of South Leith Parish Church, Edinburgh.