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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 62 : Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving

Paragraph 1 :

62-1. The observance of days of fasting and of thanksgiving, as the dispensations of Divine Providence may direct, is both scriptural and rational.

[DIGEST: PCUS 1894 had an initial paragraph not found in the PCA's BCO, to wit, "There is no day under the gospel commanded to be kept holy, except the Lord's day, which is the Christian Sabbath. That text was retained until the 1929 PCUS revision of the Directory for Worship.The current PCA text is unchanged from PCA 1973, and dates to the 1929 PCUS revision of its Directory for Worship.]

ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
1. PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 16-1 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 161]
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
and
3. PCUS 1933, XVI, §373.
The observance of days of fasting and of thanksgiving, as the dispensations of Divine Providence may direct, is both scriptural and rational.

PCUS 1925, XV-2367]
and
PCUS 1894, XV-2
Nevertheless, to observe days of fasting and thanksgiving, as the dispensations of Divine Providence may direct, is both scriptural and rational.



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