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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Deleted Paragraphs 6-4 and 6-6 from PCA 1973,
Chapter VI. The Preaching of the Word

"Of the Preaching of the Word", from the
Directory for the Publick Worship of God
(1645)

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ANTECEDENT TEXTS:

OLD PARAGRAPH 4
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 6-4 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 156]

It is recommended that each minister give one sermon each week to the preaching of the catechisms. This could be done either on Sunday or at mid-week services.


OLD PARAGRAPH 6

PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 6-6 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 157]

PCUS 1933, VI, §326.
After the sermon, the minister should ordinarily offer a prayer to Almighty God; then let a psalm or hymn be sung and the congregation dismissed with the benediction.

PCUS 1925, VI-5 [§326]
and
PCUS 1894, VI-5
The sermon being ended, the minister is to pray, and return thanks to Almighty God; then let a psalm or hymn be sung, and the assembly dismissed with the apostolic benediction.

PCUSA 1789, DfW VI-5
The sermon being ended, the minister is to pray, and return thanks to almighty God: then let a psalm be sung; a collection raised for the poor, or other purposes of the church; and the assembly dismissed with the apostolic benediction.






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