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Prayer of Consecration

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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is offered in the communion service for the elements served to the people as memorials of Christ's crucifixion. In the Church of Rome and other ritualistic bodies, this prayer is accompanied with much ceremony. In other Christia:n churches the form prescribed or adopted is in harmony with the grave occasion which it commemorates. (See LORD'S SUPPER). Prayer- days. There can be no doubt that the service in the Book of Common Prayer is intended to be daily; yet in the United States this practice has never come to prevail. As a substitute for this, and the nearest approximation the times will allow to the original usage, certain days of the week are selected on which morning and evening service is publicly held. Such days are denominated "Prayer-days," and are thus distinguished from the usual "holydays." See the rubrics before the order of public baptism. Staunton, Ecclesiastical Dictionary, p. 540.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Prayer of Consecration'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​p/prayer-of-consecration.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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