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41745Re: Re: [liturgy-l] use of older liturgies

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  • Lewis Whitaker
    Oct 2, 2011
      I attended a 1662 Eucharist at Bath Abbey. I'm glad I did, because now I
      never need to do it again. The traditional language is beautiful, but the
      structure and the order of the rite is not.

      I wonder how many who long for the "Good Old Days" long for something more
      along the lines of the 1928 BCP rather than the 1662?


      On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Ian Gomersall <ian.gomersall@...>wrote:

      > Use of BCP varies across the country, rural England generally prefers the
      > traditional language 1662 rite, and several cathedrals will have it as an
      > option for some celebrations (but not principal ones). Evensong is
      > generally
      > 1662.
      > Its important though to point out that Common Worship has traditional
      > language versions of its Eucharists, and some parish churches use these in
      > preference to 1662.
      > Although 1928 was never officially authoriozed it was extensively used, and
      > indeed, as David says bits of it found understandably found their way into
      > Common Worship.
      > Interstingly 1662 has a different calendar to CW and so, rather like
      > western
      > RCs there are two calendars in use.
      > Ian
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