Ornaments Rubric

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The common name for the ruling in the 1559 BCP that the ornaments of the church and the ministers should be those in use ‘by the authority of Parliament in the second year of the reign of King Edward VI’. Its meaning has been disputed since the 16th century.

Subjects: Christianity.

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