A Service of Confession

from John Hunter's "Devotional Services for Public Worship" (download) - this is from a book of prayers and services to help in public worship that is just as easily used as a guide for a time of personal prayer and repentance.  Study the prayers, let them guide you back to the word of scripture, list... Continue Reading →

O Antiphons

The "O" Antiphons - O come, O come, Emmanuel These series of short (hence ‘antiphon’) meditations on the messianic motifs of Jesus in the Old Testament come from the ancient church. Boethius, a prominent Christian Philosopher of the 6th century makes reference to them in one of his writings. They were popularized by the Benedictine monks in... Continue Reading →

Prayer for the Lord’s Supper – John Hunter

John Hunter was a preacher at Trinity Church, Glasgow and later at the venerable King's Weigh House Chapel in London during the late 18th, early 19th century.  He is most well known for his publication of "Devotional Services for Public Worship" which was the most popular service book of its day in non-conformist circles (non-anglicans).... Continue Reading →

Gloria Patri

Last week we introduced the Gloria Patri in our service to be sung after the Confession and Assurance of Pardon.  For many people this is a standard and  much loved song in worship - for many it is a strange and 'liturgical' memento. mp3 | leadsheet The Gloria Patri (Glory to the Father) is used... Continue Reading →

Passing the Peace of Christ

Christ the King will be "Passing the Peace of Christ" this fall as part of our order of worship on sunday mornings.  I wrote a brief article explaining some of the biblical and cultural reasons how this practice moved into regular practice of the early church and some of the issues with how it is... Continue Reading →

Confession of Faith – Ephesians 6

Corporate Confession of Faith Based on Ephesians 6:10-20 (ESV) Leader:                   As believers in the Christian faith let us: People:                 Put on the whole armor of God, that we may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Leader:                   Let us stand having fastened... Continue Reading →

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