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Freed from all latter ADDITIONS and INTERPOLATIONS of what-
By comparing it with the Account given of that LITURGY by
Containing in fo many different Columns,
V. So much of the correfponding Parts of the Liturgies of St. Mark, St. Chryfoftom
English TRANSLATION and NOTES,
An APPENDIX, containing fome other ANCIENT PRAYERS,
Δύναμιν λαβέσα κυριακὴν ἡ ψυχὴ μελεῖα εἶναι θεὸς,— ἀεὶ εὐχαριςἔσα ἐπὶ πᾶσι τῷ Θεῷ, διὰ Προσφορᾶς,
Printed by JAMES BETTENHAM. M.DCC.XLIV,
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HE Liturgy of St. James is unquestionably one of the most ancient and valuable now any where extant in the Chriftian Church. That it is the fame that was used in
the Church of Jerufalem about the Time of the first Council of Nice, will appear to any who will candidly compare it with St. Cyril's Vth Mystagogical Catechism; and we have no reason to doubt that it was fo much earlier. It is indeed, as we now have it, very much corrupted (as all the other ancient Liturgies are, the Clementine only excepted) by the Additions that were introduced into the Worship of the Church in After-times: Concerning which fee Dr. Hickes's Chriftian Priesthood, from p. 141, to p. 146. Ed. 3d.
But then upon examining it more attentively, it appeared to me that all these Additions and Interpolations, of whatever kind, might eafily be distinguished, and separated from it, and this excellent Liturgy of the Church of Jerufalem thereby restored to it's original Purity. And this induced me to bestow fome Pains in attempting it; prefuming that it would not be unacceptable to fuch as have a juft Regard for Antiquity; and might prove useful.
That all that Part, both of this and the other ancient Liturgies, which precedes the Anaphora, is a latter Addition to the Service of the Church, appears from the Account given thereof by Juftin Martyr in his first Apology, from the Clementine Liturgy, and from the 19th Canon of the Council of Laodicea: By comparing of which, with other ancient Authorities, we plainly find that the Service of the Church began with reading of the Scriptures, intermixed with Pfalmody: After which followed the Sermon. Then the See Can. 17. angowμevoi and äπ1501, the Hearers and Unbelievers being dismissed, there followed in Order, the Bidding-Prayer of the Deacon, and the Collect of the Bishop, first for the
Bingh. Orig. Ecclefiaft. 1 2, 3.
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