The forthcoming Book of Common Order and the possibility that a body of collects for the Celtic saints would be included [in the end, this was not pursued]. Some practical matters in relation to the Advent wreath.
Volume 23 Autumn 1990
The author focuses on Leighton’s ministry in Newbattle (beginning in 1641), particularly his preaching, and his Principalship of the University of Edinburgh, where he lectured and preached mainly in Latin. Leighton went on to become Bishop of Dunblane and then Archbishop of Glasgow.
These feature the themes of justice, judgement, law and grace.
The treatment of the theme is in nine main sections: 1. The scope of the sacrament, 2. The substance of the sacrament, 3. Early practice, 4. The development of Confirmation as a separate rite, 5. Reformed practice, 6. Development since the Reformation, 7. Practical considerations (place in the service, who should be present in the baptism of an infant, the baptism itself, pastoral considerations), 8. Proof of baptism, 9. Looking to the future.
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The themes are: beginning of worship, penitential, liturgy of the Word, offertory, dedication, thanksgiving, intercession, affirmation, Baptism, Eucharist, dismissal, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, the life of Christ, Lent, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost. Space is given to write in other hymns which also relate to these themes.