The Evidence of Old Irish Session-Books on the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

The Rev John M Barkley, Ph D, Minister of Cook Centenary Church, Belfast

Earliest worship books. Revisions of the Westminster Directory. The books show that the Session decided how many Communions should be held per year and when. Fast days and long tables, tokens and how the bread and cup were served. Communion plate. There are lists of disbursements to the poor. How catechumens were admitted. The character and conduct of members. The books testify to the dominance of Brownist opinions in Irish Presbyterianism and that the practices of the Protesters were largely followed.

Volume 22 1952, p24