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same position, but only tlie Lord's Prayer.

Put the Creed and Lord's Prayer also occurred
daily ^' of old in the body of the English Offices, as
it still does ; preceded by the Ki/rie efeison, Christe
eleison, &c., in Greek, (said in the Eiu/lish Office nine
times,) and followed shortly after by the " Trisagion,"
as in the Greek Office, — " Sanctus Deus, Sanctus
fortis, Sanctus (et, Angl.) unmortalis." And to this
again succeeded (which is snrely most remarkable),
on certain occasions'", and in the English Office only,
the very Psalm (121st) which we find presently in
the second Greek Nocturn.

One thing more we may observe about the Creed
in the Greek Office, viz. that it followed immediately
upon the great mcditiitive Psalm (119th) which, as hns
been observed, stood the ancient Church, in sonu;
sort, in the stead of Lessons in llicir ordinary night
service; while it precedes the J^ord's I'raycr, tlu;
])rayer for protection, and other petitions. The latter
arrangement is fonnd, accordingly, in the Western
Pi'une Office, (which was the chief ollice of prayer,

rrasons for tlu; silent iisp of tlic Lord's IVaycr may 1": •'^''



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