The History of the Book of Common Prayer

The History 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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...all requests addressed to the saints. In, the petitions which follow, Cranmer massed together various short clauses into one. The result is that the English Litany has lost the short processional steps which marked the Latin Litany, and has assumed a certain fulness and eloquence which are fitted to aid the worship of a motionless congregation. For instance, the Sarum Litany has: From all evil, Deliver us, O Lord. From the crafts of the devil, Deliver us, O Lord. From everlasting damnation, Deliver us, O Lord. From the imminent perils of our sins, Deliver us, O Lord. From the assaults of demons, Deliver us, O Lord. In our modern Litany this is replaced by: From all evil and mischief; from sin, from the crafts and assaults of the devil; from Thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation, Good Lord, deliver us. In the same way the Sarum Litany bases a separate petition on the fact of the holy Incarnation, of the Nativity, of the Circumcision, of the Baptism, and of the Fasting of our Lord, all of which are now comprehended in one clause. (ii) The Sarum Litany for the Dying. It is important to notice that Cranmer did not merely make use of the processional Litany, and that his work is partly based upon a Sarum Litany which was not intended for processional use. This is the exquisite Litany which was said by the priest as a ' Commendation of a soul in the moment of death.' Immediately before the beginning of this Litany, which was repeated over our forefathers in their last agony, there was thrice said: Spare, O Lord, spare Thy servant whom Thou hast vouchsafed to redeem with Thy precious Blood: be not angry with him for ever. It should be observed that this does not contain the words ' give not Thine inheritance unto perdition, ' which are found in the..show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236662830
  • 9781236662835