The Historical Element in Liturgy

The Lecture given at the Annual Meeting of the Society, 1969, by Professor A Raymond George, MA, BD, Richmond College, University of London

Raymond George seeks to establish those elements within the context of Eucharistic worship that relate specifically to the particular historical events recorded in Scripture and, as a consequence; what relationship the act of worship has to those events so recorded. George provides an extended treatment of the Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus and related texts as well as a brief treatment of the Book of Common Order (1940). The significance of the epiclesis is explained in terms of the role of the Holy Spirit as the One who makes the anamnesis possible and thus links our present acts of worship to the presence of the Christ who lived out the historical events recorded in Scripture.

Volume 40 1970, p3
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