Volume 1 of 2. These volumes are a paraphrase on the Sunday and holiday services, epistles and gospels throughout the year, with notes on all the rubrics, giving an account of all the festivals and Saints days observed in the church. Also an account of the lives of the Saints and days of distinction mentioned in the calendar, of the compilers and reviewers of our common prayer; of the ancient use of liturgies, or lessons, Psalmody, calendars, etc.; of the defects of the Romish breviary and missals, of horary times, Sundays, holidays; of paschal cycles, synagogues, churches, chancels, bells, church music, vestments; of synaxes and rites observed in the communion; of baptismal rites, of catechists and catechumens; with the method of catechizing, in a full exposition of the catechism of the Church of England; confirmation, sponsors and vicarious interrogatories; of matrimonial contracts, paranymphs, impediments, etc. of prayers for the sick and other ancient usages concerning clinics; of absolutions, penances, sepulture, etc. With a paraphrase on the whole Book of Psalms according to the common prayer book translation. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read. Written in Old English.
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