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Authentic Christianity: Studies in the Westminster Standards Part 2

THE DIRECTORY FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD (1645)

This preparation of “a new form of worship” to replace the Anglican “Book of Common Prayer,” (abolished by Parliament), was a Directory of public worship, not a liturgy for public worship. The use of the word, “Directory,” “was new and deliberate. It was a reminder that the document was only intended to be a guide and an agenda, not a liturgy imposing exact words to be used in public worship.” - Iain Murray, TO GLORIFY AND ENJOY GOD, pg. 174.