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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 63 : Christian Life in the Home

Paragraph 3 : Family Worship

63-3. Family worship, which should be observed by every family, consists in prayer, reading the Scriptures, and singing praises; or in some briefer form of outspoken recognition of God.

[DIGEST: The current PCA text remains unchanged from PCA 1973, and with a minor difference of punctuation, dates to the PCUS revision of 1929.]

ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 17-3 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 161]
Family worship, which should be observed by every family, consists in prayer, reading the Scriptures, and singing praises or in some briefer form of outspoken recognition of God.

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,

PCUS 1933,
Family worship, which should be observed by every family, consists in prayer, reading the Scriptures, and singing praises; or in some briefer form of outspoken recognition of God.

PCUS 1925, XVI-3, §376.
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PCUS 1894, DfW XVI-3 [first approved PCUS edition]
Family worship, which ought to be performed by every family, ordinarily morning and evening, consists in prayer, reading the Scriptures, and singing praises.



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