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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
The name given to the short passages of Scripture read after the Absolution in the Communion service. It has been pointed out that these are peculiar to our Liturgy and that "perhaps the object of their introduction was the obvious one suggested in the title of Comfortable Words, of confirming the words of Absolution with those of Christ and His Apostles; and of holding forth our Lord and Saviour before the communicants, in the words of Holy Scripture to prepare them for 'discerning' His Body in the Sacrament."
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Comfortable Words'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/c/comfortable-words.html. 1901.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26