This consists of a number of individual comments on the new Church Hymnary, on the publication of The Divine Service, liturgical experiment, organs, Communion cloths, lighting during the sermon, and the Church of England.
Volume 04, Number 01 May 1974
The relationship is through God himself. The danger is to exchange a theology within relationship to God for one which is merely interested in other people's talk about God. Prayer is the place of void and emptiness where one can hear the Word that we study in theology. The paper discusses how personal encounter may affect intellectual detachment. The true relation is to be found in the object of both, in the nature of the gift of God rather than our subjective apprehension, and understanding can only be imparted in words taught by the Spirit.
A brief response which goes through the orders provided, making comparisons and offering comment.
This is an account, historical and architectural, of the two buildings in central Aberdeen which once house five separate congregations. The 'double' is the early building, the triple that erected for three Disruption congregations.
The (then) Archdeacon of Durham describes the structure of the Church and how they function in relation to each other. Particular attention is paid to the office of the Archdeacon.
The paper explores the 'habit of mind' that was known as Calvinism as it was expressed in a wide range of Scottish poetry and fiction.
The writer highlights those echoes in the liturgy which have topical reference, or which are expressive of emotions pertaining to the times, or which draw on metaphor of the time.
Jerusalem Prayers for the World Today, George Appleton (SPCK) (by B J MacHaffie), The Church Hymnary: Third Edition (OUP 1973) (by Ian Campbell), On Prayer, Hans Urs von Balthasar (SPCK) (by N D O'Donogue), Preaching at the Parish Communion, Series 3, Year 2, Hugh Fearn (Mowbrays) (by J W M Cameron), Twenty Five Psalms from a Modern Liturgical Psalter (CIO) (by H R Sefton).
This is the narrative read on that occasion, on 26th August, 1973).
These cover the regional conference at Kippen and prior notice of the next Centenary Lecture and the autumn conference in 1974.
Plate 1 St Nicholas Churches, Aberdeen before fire of 1874
Plate 2 The Triple Church from Union Bridge, Aberdeen
Plate 3 St Nicholas Churches, Aberdeen, to-day
Plate 4 St Mary’s Chapel, Aberdeen