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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 58 : The Administration of the Lord's Supper

Paragraph 8 : Of Prior Spiritual Preparation

58-8. As past custom has been found in many parts of the Presbyterian Church, our congregations are urged to have a service of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s Supper during the week previous to the celebration of the Sacrament.

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ANTECEDENT TEXTS :
PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly,
[no comparable text]

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
[no comparable text]

PCUS 1925, DfW XI-8, § 354
and
PCUS 1894, DfW XI-8
As it has been customary, in some parts of our church, to observe a fast before the Lord's supper; to have a sermon on Saturday and Monday; and to invite two or three ministers on such occasions; and as these seasons have been blessed to many souls, and may tend to keep up a stricter union of ministers and congregations, we think it not improper that they who choose it may continue in this practice.

PCUSA 1797, DfW VIII-6
As it has been customary, in some parts of our church, to observe a fast before the Lord's supper; to have sermon on Saturday and Monday; and to invite two or three ministers, on such occasions; and as these seasons have been blessed to many souls, and may tend to keep up a stricter union of ministers and congregations; we think it not improper, that they, who chuse it, may continue in this practice.

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