Andrew L Drummond provides an assessment in three sections. The first clears away misconceptions regarding wholesale puritan rejection of set forms in the seventeenth century and traces 18th century evolution in the Independent or Congregational tradition and the rise of Methodism; the second looks at the effects of the increasingly Unitarian character of the older English Presbyterianism; and the third sets out from the ‘epoch-making’ work of Dr John Hunter to survey twentieth century developments.
|The Public Worship of the English Free Churches||5.73 MB|
Millar Patrick provides a vigorous riposte to an assertion in The Oxford Companion to Music, tracing the developments of psalm versions in Scotland from 1564 and looking in detail at the relationship of the 1650 version to those of Francis Rous and of the Westminster Assembly.
|The Old Scottish Psalms||7.38 MB|
R J Thomson describes a volume in the custody of the Kirk Session of Bothwell. One of only two known copies of the 2nd edition of the forerunner of the Book of Common Order - printed in Geneva in 1558 – it contains (I) “The Forme of Prayers and Ministration of the Sacraments”, (II) “Psalmes of David” (of which, as yet, only 62 had been translated, as compared to 51 in the first edition, and (III) “The Catechisme” of John Calvin.
|A Bibliographical Treasure||5.5 MB|
William McMillan contributes review of
The Treatise on the Apostolic Tradition of St Hippolytus of Rome: Bishop and Martyr, edited by Gregory Dix
The Riddle of the Diacé ,by F. E.Vokes
An Introduction to the Study of Eastern Liturgies, adapted from the French of Sevérien Salaville with a Preface
and Additional Notes by John M. T Barton; and a note on an intended annual, Modern Sacred Art,edited by Joan Sands.
The forthcoming A G M to be addressed by the Archdeacon of Northumberland, Leslie S Hunter
Dr Alexander Hetherwick, formerly of Blantyre, Nyasaland, and recently deceased
The start of the series on University Chapels and lamenting the lack of one in Edinburgh
The success of the recent campaign to recruit new members
Readings at the celebration of Holy Communion
St Columba’s Day, with a Collect
|Notes and Comments||1.53 MB|
King’s College Chapel, Interior - Facing page 12
Nagmaal (Lord’s Supper) - Facing page 30
Specimen Page - Facing page 61
Specimen Page - Facing page 64
W W D Gardiner marks the re-opening, after restoration (Henry F Kerr, architect), of the Church and gives an account of its 17th century beginnings and original plan and ordering, with notice of later damage, division and rebuilding and with reference also to the signing of the National Covenant of which the tercentenary had recently been celebrated. Illustrated by 3 drawings – restored interior, exterior (wrongly labelled), and exterior in 1637.
|Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh||3.37 MB|
Denzil G M Patrick evaluates the conference, as “a stage in a process” indicating both its “positive significance” and “points where criticism is necessary” (among these, the arrangements for worship, and a perceived Orthodox and Anglican, and English language, dominance).
|The World Conference on Faith and Order (Edinburgh, 1937)||5.4 MB|
Ninian Hill, after referring to biblical foundations, considers “godly fear and awe” and its expression in deportment in church.
|Concerning Reverence||3.71 MB|
William McMillan examines in detail the evidence relating to services of worship during the period 1661-90, dealing mainly with the practice of “outed” ministers and their congregations, and referring to the influence of the Westminster Directory, to psalmody, prayers, posture, “prefacing”, “lecturing”, sermons, Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and burial customs.
|Worship in Covenanting Times||6.42 MB|
David A. Hodges draws attention to the 1937 General Assembly’s commendation of a Youth Committee Memorandum on the “League of Young Worshippers and the Attendance of Children at Church” and examines several different avenues of approach to the problem, affecting practice in both Sunday School and Church Service. A responsive “Opening Service of a School” is appended.
|The Training of Children in Worship||5.25 MB|
Duncan S. MacGillivray describes a nativity play presented the previous Christmas in the Cathedral, after four years in Govan Old Parish Church, for which it had been devised. In his judgement it had “the merit….of containing no spoken word (save) the intermittent reading of the Gospel record, and carols sung by a screened choir”. An indication of its effect on participants and audiences is added. 2 illustrations.
|A Nativity Play in Glasgow Cathedral||3.35 MB|
William T Cairns uses his recent acquisition of a copy (1754) of Offices of Devotion by an English Puritan Divine, James Foster, to describe the volume, rather more than half the pages of which are in manuscript, apparently written by William Cameron and containing carefully wrought prayers of which he was the author. He goes on to give details of Cameron’s life as a student of James Beattie in Aberdeen, as the most active member of the Committee on Paraphrases, and as Minister of Kirknewton.
|William Cameron of “The Paraphrases”||5.58 MB|
William George Sym, M.D., Surgeon, Elder in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and member of Council of the Society
|In Memoriam||409.82 KB|
Millar Patrick contributes notices of
Church Music in History and Practice: Studies in the Praise of God by Winfred Douglas
Hymnody Past and Present by C S Phillips
William McMillan contributes notices of
The Anaphora or Great Eucharistic Prayer. An Eirenical Study in Liturgical History by Walter Howard Frere
The Worshipping Community by H C L Heywood
What mean ye by this service? by S C Carpenter
The Parish Communion. A Book of Essays edited by A G Hebert
The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Adrian Fortescue (sixth, revised, edition)
The Mystery of Sacrifice. A Meditation on the Liturgy by Evelyn Underhill
The Highway of Praise: An Introduction to Christian Hymnody by J R Fleming
Andrew L. Drummond notices
Adventures in Light and Colour: An Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft by Charles
There is an unsigned notice of
Prayers for Everyday by J G Grant Fleming