|The Book of Common Prayer|
THE BOOK OF
AND ADMINISTRATION OF
RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH,
ACCORDING TO THE USE OF
THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND:
THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID,
POINTED AS THEY ARE TO BE SUNG OR SAID IN CHURCHES;
THE FORM AND MANNER OF MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING OF
BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS.
R. LENDRUM &, CO., HANOVER STREET.
I. The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be read.
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I HEREBY certify that I have carefully examined this Edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and that it is in strict conformity with the Usage of the Church of Scotland; and I accordingly recommend it to the Use of the Clergy of my own Diocese.
PATK. TORRY, D.D.,
This was the second attempt at a Book of Common Prayer in Scotland, and, like the first, it was unsuccessful.
At this time the Scottish Episcopal Church had been an independent Church for over 150 years, initially under severe restrictions by the English crown for its Jacobite leanings, but by now fully accepted. At first its liturgies were taken from either the English Book of Common Prayer or from Nonjuror's services, with a modified Scottish Communion Service in common usage. However, by the mid 19th century, when this book was published, the Nonjurors movement had long died out, and the Scottish Communion Service was little used, so most of the Scottish Episcopal Church used the English BCP unchanged.
At the time he issued this book, Bishop Torry was one of the longest-serving bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and a proponent of the Scottish Communion Service. There was a desire among him and certain clergy of his diocese for a Scottish Prayer Book, of which this is the result. While Bp. Torry was not the author of this book, he obviously authorized and promoted it.
This book, once released, met with immediate condemnation. This was largely because Bp. Torry published it on his own, without consulting or even informing not only his fellow bishops, but also his own diocesan synod. While this was probably legal, it was certainly ill-advised. Other objections included the absence of the English Communion Service (the Scottish one used here is closely based on that of 1764), and the use of the reserved sacrament. More information on Bp. Torry and this book may be found in a sympathetic biography, The Life and Times of Patrick Torry, by John Mason Neale.
Over the next 50 years or so, however, the Scottish Communion Service regained popularity, and the Scottish Episcopal Church finally got its own Prayer Book in 1912.
This book is listed in David Griffiths' Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer as 1849/26.
The following is description of the differences (other than those in the Communion service) between this Book and the 1662 Church of England Prayer Book, taken from The Life and Times of Patrick Torry, by J. M. Neale, p. 277-280. That book also has a side-by-side comparison of this Communion service with those of 1764, Nonjurors, and 1637.
The Calendar has these additional Saints : SS. David, Jan. 11; Mungo, Jan. 13; Colman, Feb. 18; Constantine, March 11 ; Patrick, March 17; Cyril, March 18; Cuthbert, March 20; Gilbert, April 1; Serf, April 20 ; Columba, June 9 ; Palladius, July 6 ; Ninian, Sept. 16 ; Adamnan, Sept. 20 ; Margaret, Nov. 16; Ode, Nov. 27; Drostane, Dec. 4. These were taken from the Calendar prefixed to Laud s book.
"When Baptism is not administered during Divine Service, the Minister shall conclude with the Apostolic Benediction, The Grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, &c."
The public Baptism of adults is followed by a rubric regarding re-baptism, also taken from the XVIIth Canon.
In the Ordination Services, the necessary alterations of "Primus" &c. were made, and some very long rubrics affixed, principally taken from the Canons.
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