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Excerpt from Directory CeremonialThe Committee of the Alcuin Club has constantly received requests for a simple guide to public worship, which shall be suited to the varying needs of different parishes, and shall provide those clergy who haveMoreExcerpt from Directory CeremonialThe Committee of the Alcuin Club has constantly received requests for a simple guide to public worship, which shall be suited to the varying needs of different parishes, and shall provide those clergy who have neither the time nor the opportunity for more extended study with something on which they can rely, as combining what is practical with faithfulness to the Catholic tradition as it has been received by the Church of England. This little book is an attempt to meet these requests.The principles underlying the work are as follows: - The Book of Common Prayer is the English rite. As such it has an absolute claim on our obedience. No doubt in many directions it is capable of improvement. Proposals for its revision or for an alternative use are before the Church. But until such time as these are adopted by proper authority, as far as the text of the services goes, it must be accepted as sufficient. Yet the Prayer Book is not only a ritual, it also contains ceremonial directions. Wherever the rubrics are clear and practicable to-day, we have treated them with a similar respect. But it is plain that the book can never have been intended to be a complete directory of the way in which the services were to be conducted.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.