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An Explanation of the Common Service with Appendices on Christian Hymnody and Liturgical Colors and a Glossary of Liturgical Terms

“The Lutheran Church may justly claim that, in the Common Service, she possesses and uses “the completest embodiment of the Common Service of the Christian Church of all ages”; a Service “which may he tendered to all Christians who use a fixed Order, the Service of the future as it has been of the past” (Preface to the Common Service).