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Three Tasmanian Holy Tables in the Scots tradition

Gribben, Robert W. (2018) Three Tasmanian Holy Tables in the Scots tradition. Australian Journal of Liturgy, 16 (2). pp. 73-82. ISSN 1030-617X

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Abstract

Tasmania guards three unique examples of architectural arrangements for communion in the Presbyterian tradition. They represent a stage in Scottish liturgical history between the early practice of setting up long trestle tables, then permanent ones, in the nave or by the wall of a church, and the 19th century custom (borrowed from Zwingli and 17th century English Puritanism) of the congregation remaining seated in the pews, and the elements being brought to them by elders. The solution was to create a space within in the congregation’s box pews, with a small table, into which the communicants went and sat in turn to receive communion. This article gives the historical, ecclesial and liturgical background to these arrangements, describes in detail the different provisions in the three churches at Kirklands, Oatlands and Evandale and sets them in their context.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Tasmanian Holy Tables, Scots tradition, history, liturgy
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
D - Liturgy
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 02:11
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 02:11
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3463

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