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Freed from all latter ADDITIONS and INTERPOLATIONS of what-
ever kind, and fo restored to it's ORIGINAL PURITY:

By comparing it with the Account given of that LITURGY by

St. Cyril in his fifth MYSTAGOGICAL CATECHISM,

And with the CLEMENTINE LITURGY, &c.

by Bp. Rattray

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II. The fame Liturgy without these Interpolations, or the ancient Liturgy of

the Church of Jerufalem.

III. St. Cyril's Account of that Liturgy in his Vth Mystagogical Catechism.

IV. The Clementine Liturgy.

V. So much of the correfponding Parts of the Liturgies of St. Mark, St. Chryfoftom
and St. Bafil as may ferve for illuftrating and confirming it.



An APPENDIX, containing fome other ANCIENT PRAYERS,
Of all which an Account is given in the PREFACE.


Δύναμιν λαβέσα κυριακὴν ἡ ψυχὴ μελεῖα εἶναι θεὸς,— ἀεὶ εὐχαριςἔσα ἐπὶ πᾶσι τῷ Θεῷ, διὰ Προσφορᾶς,
αγίας, διαὶ εὐχῆς μακαρίας, αἰνῖσα, ὑμνᾶσα, εὐλογᾶσα, ψάλλεσα, & διοξίζεται ποτε το Θεο κατ ̓ ἐδένα καιρὸν
n roláde Jux. Clem. Alex. Strom. vi. p. 797.





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HE Liturgy of St. James is unquestionably one of the most ancient and valuable now any where extant in the Chriftian Church. That it is the fame that was used in

the Church of Jerufalem about the Time of the first Council of Nice, will appear to any who will candidly compare it with St. Cyril's Vth Mystagogical Catechism; and we have no reason to doubt that it was fo much earlier. It is indeed, as we now have it, very much corrupted (as all the other ancient Liturgies are, the Clementine only excepted) by the Additions that were introduced into the Worship of the Church in After-times: Concerning which fee Dr. Hickes's Chriftian Priesthood, from p. 141, to p. 146. Ed. 3d.

But then upon examining it more attentively, it appeared to me that all these Additions and Interpolations, of whatever kind, might eafily be distinguished, and separated from it, and this excellent Liturgy of the Church of Jerufalem thereby restored to it's original Purity. And this induced me to bestow fome Pains in attempting it; prefuming that it would not be unacceptable to fuch as have a juft Regard for Antiquity; and might prove useful.

That all that Part, both of this and the other ancient Liturgies, which precedes the Anaphora, is a latter Addition to the Service of the Church, appears from the Account given thereof by Juftin Martyr in his first Apology, from the Clementine Liturgy, and from the 19th Canon of the Council of Laodicea: By comparing of which, with other ancient Authorities, we plainly find that the Service of the Church began with reading of the Scriptures, intermixed with Pfalmody: After which followed the Sermon. Then the See Can. 17. angowμevoi and äπ1501, the Hearers and Unbelievers being dismissed, there followed in Order, the Bidding-Prayer of the Deacon, and the Collect of the Bishop, first for the

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Con. Laod.

Bingh. Orig. Ecclefiaft. 1 2, 3.

xiv. cap. 1,


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