The Ceremonies of the Mass; Arranged Conformably to the Rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer

The Ceremonies of the Mass; Arranged Conformably to the Rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...opening chapter, it was announced as the Iniiium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaum, or other Evangelist. This full title was not always set at the head of each Gospel, as it is in the modern Roman missal. Sometimes one finds only the word Evangelium, or Evangclium Matthaum, or Sequentia secundum Matthaum, or Secundum Matthaum, but these abbreviations are intended only to serve the purpose of captions, like our rubric The Gospel (which is found before each Evangelical lection in the Prayer Book), for upon reference to the general rubrics of the missals, it is clear that the Priest always announced the full title as given above, whatever might be the wording of the rubrical caption of the particular Gospel which he was about to read. The revisers of 1549 evidently desired to retain this traditional formula, while rendering it into idiomatic English and making it more full and explicit. Accordingly, they began with "The Holy Gospel," dropping the word Sequentia or Initium, as a more explicit reference was to be given by the mention of the chapter. The next word, secundum, was rendered by "written in," which is about as good an equivalent as can be found if we confine ourselves to the use of Anglo-Saxon words. So likewise in the title of the Baptismal Gospel, where the Sarum and York Manuals have secundum, the Prayer Book has "written by," and not "according to." This phrase "written in" or "written by" of the Praver Books of 1549, 1552, 1559, and 1603, has been obscured, as a rendering of secundum, by the revisers of 1662 inserting the word "is" before it. So that some have thought that there is nothing in our formula of announcement corresponding to secundum. But reference to...
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540964
  • 9781236540966