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HARWARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
ENTERED AccorDING To ACT OF CoNGREss, IN THE YEAR 1876, BY THE NEw CHURCH BoARD OF PUBLICATIONs, IN THE OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS AT WASHINGTON.
New York: Press of J. J. Little & Co.
Electrotyped by SMITH & McDoug AL, 82 Beekman St., New York.
HE Book of Worship now offered to the New Church, has been prepared, under the direction of the Executive Committee of the General Convention, by a commitee of nine, representing the views and practices of the several parts of the Church. As the Committee believed the commonly accepted version of the Word to be, on the whole, better adapted to the uses of worship in the New Church than any other translation at present attainable, it has been adopted as the basis of the present work, such corrections only having been made as were obviously necessary. The Morning and Evening Services have been arranged with a view to their use in a variety of ways conforming with the various usages in the Church. The rubrics are therefore mostly optional, leaving the choice of matter and the order of the several parts to be determined by the wants of the different congregations. These services are followed by the variable portions referred to in the rubrics, of which a liberal provision is made in order to meet as far as practicable the various requirements of different congregations. They consist of music for the Sanctus and Doxologies; seventeen Responsive Services; passages from the Word to be read when desired in the place of