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CRITICAL AND PRACTICAL
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,
AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE
RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH,
ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE
United Church of England and Jreland.
BY THE LATE JOHN SHEPHERD, M. A.
MINISTER OF PATTISWICK, ESSEX..
VOLUME THE SECOND.
THIRD EDITION OF VOL. I.SECOND EDITION OF VOL. II. CORRECTED, WITH A BRIEF
MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR.
For the CHURCH OF ENGLAND'I am persuaded that the constant Doctrine of
IN the Elucidation of this Office, the most convenient method appears to be to consider its several parts in the same order, in which they are arranged by our Book of Administration of the Sacraments. This method will therefore lead me, in the first place, to speak of the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used throughout the year. But, in the doing of this, it will be also proper to give an account of the Holidays or Festivals of the Church on which the said Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, are more especially