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THE REV. WILLIAM PALMER, M. A.

OF WORCESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD.

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CONTENTS

OF

VOL. II.

ANTIQUITIES OF THE ENGLISH RITUAL

CONTINUED.

Chapter IV. The Holy COMMUNION, OR Liturgy P. I Chapter V. BAPTISM

166 Chapter VI. CONFIRMATION

198 Chapter VII. MATRIMONY

208 Chapter VIII. VISITATION OF THE SICK

.... 220 Chapter IX. BURIAL OF THE DEAD

232 Chapter X. THANKSGIVING AFTER CHILDBIRTH 238 Chapter XI. COMMINATION SERVICE

240 Chapter XII. ORDINATIONS

.... 246 Appendix.-ON ECCLESIASTICAL VESTURES ......

.... 307 INDEX

325

ANTIQUITIES

VOL. II.

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ANTIQUITIES

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ENGLISH RITUAL.

CHAPTER IV.

THE HOLY COMMUNION.

INTRODUCTION.

I HAVE already in the last chapter noticed the various books which were anciently used in the celebration of the eucharist. The particular details relating to the liturgy of the church of England will be found in the following chapter; but I wish first to consider some of the objections made to it, which, though in a few instances treated more at large in other parts of this work, I think it advisable to bring together here, that the reader may be able to estimate their amount and value.

I do not mean to produce the multiplied objections of the more irregular sects who have unhappily departed from the church in this empire, because they have been already answered by many writers. Yet the present work may convince them, of the injustice of representing the English ritual as derived from the modern offices of the Roman

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