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Bible Dictionaries

The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia

Scriptures in the Prayer Book

It has been pointed out, on the authority of a careful and detailed calculation that of the whole Prayer-book, three-fifths of it are taken from the Bible and that two-fifths of all the Church's worship are carried on in the actual words of Holy Scripture. Again, that one-half of this Divine Service is Praise; one-fourth, Prayer; and one-fourth, Reading of the Bible. From these facts, the Episcopal Church has been rightly called a "Bible Reading Church." We thus learn the great value of the Prayer-book in setting forth "the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God." (See LECTIONARY.)

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Scriptures in the Prayer Book'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/s/scriptures-in-the-prayer-book.html. 1901.

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