Tradition of the Instruments

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The solemn delivery to those being ordained of the instruments characteristic of their ministry. In the RC Church deacons receive the Gospel Book and priests the paten with bread and the chalice. The Anglican Ordinal attached to the 1662 BCP directs that a NT be delivered to deacons and a Bible to priests. In some modern Anglican liturgies the delivery of the chalice and paten to priests has been restored or is allowed.

Subjects: Christianity.

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