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August 24. —The revised Book of Common Prayer came into legal
use : -
Movember 11.-Was adopted by the Irish Convocation.
january 5.-The Sealed Books: standard copies of the Prayer Book,
corrected in MS., and certified under the Great Seal.
June 18.-The Irish Act of Uniformity.
Ineffectual proposals for toleration and comprehension of Noncon.
February 6.—Accession of JAMES II.
October 22.-Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV. |
December II.-Abdication of JAMES II.
February 13.—WILLIAM and MARY, King and Queen.
Commission to revise the Prayer Book.
The Presbyterian Church in Scotland established by Law.
Revised Calendar, authorized by Stat. 24 GEO. II. c. 23.
September 14 immediately followed September 2.
Petition to Parliament to abolish subscription to the XXXIX.
The United States of America declared independent.
Dr. Seabury consecrated by five Scotch Bishops for the American
1785–1789. Revision of the Prayer Book by the American Church.
}anuary 17. –Royal Warrant to discontinue the use of the Forms of
Prayer for Mov. 5, jan. 30, and May 29.
The English Prayer Book adopted by the Episcopal Church in
Royal Commission on Ritual.
1870. Revised Lectionary.
ABLUTIO, the first and second
rinsing of the Chalice, 334, 335.
Absolution, or Remission of sins,
the Mediaeval Form, 194;
in the Daily Prayer, 208, 2Io;
in the Communion Office, 354;
in the Order for the Visitation
of the Sick (the declarative
form), 156, 417, 418;
pronounced only by a Priest,
Acolyte, 440, n.
Actio, the Canon of the Mass: infra
Actionem and infra Canonem sig-
nify the same thing, 328, m. Actio
nuptialis, the Mass with its
propria in the Marriage Service.
Ad televavi, the first Sunday in Ad-
vent, so called from the Officium.
Adults, Office of Baptism of (1661),
Advent, commencement of the
ecclesiastical year, 27o;
Collects for, 271 ;
Sunday next before, 299, n.
Advertisements (1564), 201.
Affinity, relationship by marriage.
Agape (àyárm), a meal taken in
common by the early Christians,
in token of brotherly love, 306, n.
Agenda, any public office;
agenda Missarum, the Mass;
agenda matutina, vespertina,
the morning and evening
agenda mortuorum, the Service
for the Dead, or at the
Agnatio, relationship by con-
Air(&#p or vespéAm), a covering placed
over the Paten and Cup, until the
commencement of the Anaphora,
in the Greek Liturgy, 308.
Albe, 2OO, n.
Albis, Dominica in, 287.
ALES or ALANE (Alexander), his
Latin Version of the “Order of
Communion’ (1548), .67; and of
the Prayer Book (1549), 68.
All Hallow Even, the Vigil of All
All Saints, the festival of, 304.
All Souls' Day (Nov. 2), 304, n.
Almucium, Aumuce, Amess, a Cape
lined with fur worn on the
shoulders by Canons.
Altars, removal of, 32 ;
Elizabeth's Injunctions about,
Alterations in the Prayer Book
(1559), 59 ;
the Scottish Book (1637), 94;
proposed (1641), 99;
(1661), 137 ;
attempted (1689), 146.
proposed (1879), 458. -
Ambo (&ugov, & Bijua rôv čva-
oyva,orróv čariv, Nicophorus), so
called from &vagasvely, “quia
gradibus ambitur,’ Durandus ; a
pulpit for reading the Lections,
and sometimes the Epistle and
American Prayer Book, 162.
A muctus, Amice, a piece of em-
broidered linen worn round the
neck and fastened at the breast.
Ampulla, the vessel in which the
wine, or the water, to be used in
the Eucharist, was brought to the
Altar; also the vessel for Oil for
Catechumens, and for the Sick.
Anagnostes, āvayvooths Lector,
Reader, one of the minor Orders,
Anaphora, the Canon of a Greek
Liturgy, 306, n : 308.
ANDREW (St.), 3ol.
Angelic Hymn, Gloria in excelsis,
Angelus, the Aze Maria with a
Versicle and Respond, said three
times a day (6 A.M., noon, and
6 P.M.), at the ringing of the
Angelus or Ave bell.
Anglo-Saxon version of the Apo-
stles' Creed, 233.
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin
Anointing the Sick, form of (1549),
Anthems, used in processions, or
Antidoron, bread blessed, and given
&vrl rôv &ytov Šápov to the
people who have been present
and have not communicated,
Antiphon, a verse, usually of a
Psalm, or other Scripture, sung
before and after the Canticles and
Psalms of the Daily Offices, point-
ing to the special commemoration
of the day or season, 183.
Antiphonae majores de O, the Anti-
phons sung to Magnificat, on
each day one, from Dec. 16 to
Christmas Eve: O Sapientia, O
Adonai, O Radix Jesse, O Clavis
IDavid, O Thoma Didyme, O
Oriens, O Rex gentium, O
Emmanuel, O Virgo virginum.
Antiphonarium, 9, Io.
Apocrypha, the, 219, 457.
Apostles' Creed, 233;
repeated inaudibly in the Ser-
vice of the Hours, 231;
Apostolic Canons, part of the Canon
Law, giving a view of Christian
manners and usages in the second
and third centuries; 50 canons
are received by the Latin Church;
85 are acknowledged by the
Greek Church: Shipley's Glossary.
Apostolical, or Irvingite Prayer
Apostolicus, the title of a bishop :
but as the title Pope (papa),
which was common to all bishops,
was afterwards limited to the
Bishop of Rome (soli summo
pontifici), so the title Apostolicus
was assigned to the Pope : at the
Council of Rheims (io49)—“de-
claratum est, quod solus Romanæ
Sedis pontifex vniversalis ecclesia
Arimas esset, et Apostolicus,’ 255.
Apostolus, the Book of the Epistles,
Archbishop, a title first occurring in
the time of Athanasius.
Archdeacon, named by Jerome, as
the elected chief of the Deacons.
Archpresbyter, in earlier times an
officer corresponding to the Dean
of a Cathedral : later probably to
a Rural Dean.
Ascension, the festival of the, 291.
Ash-Wednesday, caput jejunii, 28o;
the Commination, special Ser-
vice on, 436;
the blessing of ashes on, 437.
Aspiciens a longe, the first Sunday in
Advent, so called from the first
Assembly of Divines, or West-
minster Assembly, IoI.
Assembly's Larger and Shorter
Catechism : see Catechism.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, 302, n.
Asterisk, used in the Greek Church,
Athanasian Creed, 235 ;
sung at Prime, 231 ;
proposal to explain the damning
clauses (1689), 147;
proposal renewed (1879), 459.
Audienter, Catechumens, being pre-
pared for Baptism : Penitents of
the second class, who were dis-
missed before the commencement
of the Liturgy.
Augsburg Confession : The articles
of the Marburg Conference (Oet.
1, 1529), revised at Schwabach