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Do Anglicans use Latin anymore? If so, how much and for what?
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The first Book of Common Prayer (1549) contained an explicit exception to the English-only rule: Though it be appointed in the afore written preface, that all things shall be read and sung in the ...

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What part did the Psalms play in Jewish worship?
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Josephus mentions the Temple singers of his day: Those of the Levites...who were singers of hymns urged the king to convene the Sanhedrin and get them permission to wear linen robes on equal terms ...

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Is there any historical evidence that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit were still in operation after the apostolic age?
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Origen writes of the exorcists active in his time: If, then, the Pythian priestess is beside herself when she prophesies, what spirit must that be which fills her mind and clouds her judgment with ...

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What are some sources of March, 25th being the date of the creation of the world, or of the creation of Adam and Eve, or of their disobedience?
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Hippolytus's Easter table has ΠΑΘΟϹ ΧϹ (the passion of Christ) on a day on which the 14th of the Paschal moon falls on Friday, March 25th. The computist of AD 243 says that the world was created on ...

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Did any of the early church fathers believe they had to follow dietary laws?
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Some early Christians believed that they should follow the law in its entirety. The Gospel of Matthew comes from a community holding this view: Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the ...

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Why did the Council of Laodicea condemn "Judaizing" Sabbath rest?
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That the council had to legislate on the matter shows that some Christians were, indeed, resting on the sabbath. Socrates Scholasticus, writing in the 5th century, states that churches in many places ...

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What is the oldest historical evidence of the Sabbath commandment?
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Theories finding Babylonian origins for the Sabbath have fallen out of favor. See William W. Hallo, "New Moons and Sabbaths: A Case-study in the Contrastive Approach", Hebrew Union College ...

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Why is Easter celebrated on a different day every year and Christmas is not?
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Easter is not on a fixed day in the solar calendar because it is set according to a lunar calendar. Some of the Earliest Christians used the Jewish lunar calendar. Luke uses the Jewish calendar ...

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Why is the Jewish Passover on 28 March 2021 but Good Friday is on 2 April 2021?
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The Rabbinic Jewish month of Nisan 5781 begins this year on March 14 (that is, at sunset on March 13). The Feast of Unleavened Bread is on its 15th day, hence March 28th. The Gregorian month of Nisan ...

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Is it only Catholicism that says grace on food?
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The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer (1979) has prayers for "Grace at meals." Four different prayers are given: Give us grateful hearts, our Father, for all thy mercies, and make ...

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How widespread was the observance of the Jewish Sabbath among Christians during Early Christianity (A.D. 30–324)?
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Some of the first Christians observed the Sabbath, as we can tell by reading between the lines of St. Paul's letter to the Romans: One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man ...

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What is an overview of classifications of the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11) by denominations who adhere to the tripartite division of the Law?
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Article 7 of the Church of England's 39 Articles presupposes the threefold division of the law into Civil, Ceremonial, and Moral: ...Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies ...

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What do we know about the Council of Nicaea's ban of celebrating the Lord's Supper on the day before Passover?
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There was no such edict. The Wikipedia article is confused. The Nicene Council made only two decisions about Easter: (1) Easter should be celebrated by everyone on the same day, and (2) the date ...

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Why is the date of the 2016 Passover a month late when compared to Easter?
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In the Rabbinic Jewish calendar a synodic lunar month consists of 29 days, 12 hours, and 793 divisions. There are 1080 divisions in an hour. (Louis A Resnikoff, "Jewish Calendar Calculations&...

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