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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 48 : The Sanctification of the Lord's Day

Paragraph 7 :

48-7. Let the time not used for public worship be spent in prayer, in devotional reading, and especially in the study of the Scriptures, meditation, catechising, religious conversation, the singing of psalms, hymns, or spiritual songs; visiting the sick, relieving the poor, teaching the ignorant, holy resting, and in performing such like duties of piety, charity, and mercy.

[Historical Summary : .]

Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly,
The

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
The

PCUS 1933,


PCUS 1925,


PCUS 1894,

RPCES 1973, DfW, III-5
After the public worship has been concluded, the worshippers should set aside a time for the reading of the Word, meditation upon the sermons, catechizing, conversations concerning spiritual things, prayer for blessings upon the public ordinances, singing of hymns and spiritual songs, visiting the sick, witnessing to the lost, relieving the needy, and similar duties of true piety, love, and mercy.

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