Volume 34 1964

The Glory of God in the Liturgy

The Reverend John A Lamb, MA, BD, Ph D, DD, Librarian at New College, the University of Edinburgh

The Presidential Address to the Annual Meeting of the Society by the Reverend John A Lamb, MA, BD, Ph D, DD, Librarian at New College, the University of Edinburgh

What does that phrase mean? Dr Lamb explores derivations, the roots in the Hebrew and Greek Bible and its use in classical liturgical prayers (the Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis and Sanctus).He also notes usage in prayers from various church traditions. Finally, the glory of God is upheld within a reflection on the aims of the Church Service Society. He affirms the “objectivity” of worship as opposed to forms of worship aimed at popularity.

Order for the Administration of Holy Baptism

The Rev John Heron, MA, BD, STM, Minister at Stevenston High, Ayrshire

This is a commentary on the 1963 Order prepared for “experimental use” on the back of the work of the Special Commission on Baptism. “Zwinglian” approaches are explicitly disavowed and the active work of the Holy Spirit affirmed. The essay comments both on the liturgy as prepared and on such linked issues as arise. John Heron was secretary to the Commission on Baptism and a member of the Aids to Devotion sub-committee which produced the Order.

The Liturgical Movement and Mission

The Rev Duncan M Hercus, BE, BA, Minister at Te Aroba, New Zealand

Mr Hercus, a minister in New Zealand, ponders both the roots and the drive of the modern liturgical movement. He argues that this is less about the restoration or discovery of ancient forms, more to do with pastoral and evangelical concerns. He gives his attention to developments in Psalmody, the celebration of Sacraments, the integration of life and worship and the reordering of buildings.


Illustrations in this volume

(All between pages 28 and 29)

St Andrew’s Church, Palmerston North
St Andrew’s Church, Palmerston North
St Aidan’s Church, Putaruru
St Andrew’s Church, Wellington