Worship in Scotland in 1620

Gordon Donaldson

In a sermon preached on the 350th Anniversary of the dedication of Greyfriars Kirk, Gordon Donaldson reflects on the state of worship in Scotland in 1620. He contends that the Scotland of this time ‘was a light-hearted, cheerful, cultured and beauty-loving place’. He recalls the continuing significance of the Book of Common Order within Scottish worship at that time and notes that the edition printed in 1615 had appended to it a liturgical Kalendar which included the major festivals of the Christian Year. Further, he notes that the Church of Scotland was engaged during that time in a period of ongoing liturgical reform.

Volume 01, Number 02 Nov 1971, p11
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