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Comfortable Words, the
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
A modern feature in the existing Anglican form for the celebration of the holy communion, first introduced in the second prayerbook of Edward VI., A.D. 1552, consisting of four texts of Scripture, which the priest is directed to address to the people. These words follow the absolution, and precede the preface.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Comfortable Words, the'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​c/comfortable-words-the.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.