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to God on high," Hosanna, &c.-33. Of the Invitatory Psalm sung
Distinction of Places in Communicating.
upon the Account of these Feasts of Charity.
OF THAT PART OF DIVINE SERVICE WHICH THE ANCIENTS COMPRISED UNDER THE GENERAL NAME OF MISSA CATECHUMENORUM, THE SERVICE OF THE CATECHUMENS, OR ANTE-COMMUNION-SERVICE.
Of the Psalmody of the Ancient Church.
SECT. 1.-That the Service of the Ancient Church usually began with Psalmody.
It has been observed before, that the Ancients comprised their whole service under two general heads, to which they gave the distinguishing names of Missa Catechumenorum, and Missa Fidelium, the service of the catechumens, and the service of communicants, or believers; that is, as we would now term them, the ante-communion-service, and the communion-service. The service of the catechumens, was that part of divine worship, at which the catechumens, and all others, who were not perfect and full communicants,