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different cases, - including always the Amen, - are
printed in italics.

In the lessons from the Holy Scriptures, the pas-
sages and sentences are not always presented entire,
as they occur in the Bible. It has only been en-
deavored to offer services in Scriptural language, with
no such alterations or omissions as would materially
affect the original meaning.

For convenience, the term “Prophecies" is used
in an extended but not unauthorized sense, and is
applied to any parts of Scripture which convey
“praise or religious instruction in an elevated form
of expression.”

CAMBRIDGE, October, 1858.

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A REGULAR ORDER.

OR

THE

1. INTRODUCTORY SENTENCES.

Congregation sit. 2. THE “ EXHORTATION AND

CONFESSION," “ GENERAL CONFESSION."

Congregation sit, bowing the head, or kneel. 3. THE LORD'S PRAYER.

Congregation sit, bowing the head, or kneel. 4. A CHANT OR ANTHEM.

Congregation stand. 5. TAE BEATITUDES, OR COMMANDMENTS. (At discretion.)

Congregation sit. 6. COLLECT AND PROPHECIES FOR THE DAY.

Congregation sit. 7. HYMN.

In singing, Congregation stand.

8. PRAYER, BY THE MINISTER, OR SELECTED.

Congregation sit, bowing the head, or kneel.

9. READING FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT, OR FROM

ONE OF THE HISTORICAL BOOKS OF THE OLD Tes

TAMENT.

Congregation sit.

10. HYMN.

In singing, Congregation stand. 11. LITANY, OR SPECIAL PRAYERS, OR BOTH.

Congregation sit, bowing the head, or kneel. 12. PSALMS FOR THE DAY.

Congregation sit. 13. “TE DEUM,” OR ANTHEM, OR CHANT.

Congregation stand. 14. BENEDICTION.

Congregation stand.

*** If a Sermon is included in this service, it may be inserted after 13, when 5, 9, and 10 should be omitted, and a Chant or Hymn be sung after the Sermon.

*** Services for Special Days and Ordinances may be substituted, or introduced, at discretion.

*** It is recommended that the hymns be sung by the Congregation.

Also, that the minister generally name the Day, and the page where each part of the service occurs.

*** Could a general rule for postures be followed, a proper correspondence between the attitude and the act would seem to require the worshippers to stand in praise or singing, to sit in instruction or reading, and to kneel or bow in confession and prayer.

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