De klassiek gereformeerde Liturgie 1.0. Uitbreiding tot en verspreiding van het zevental liturgische formulieren door de nationale synode te ’s-Gravenhage 1586
Keywords:Liturgical formulary, National Synod of The Hague 1586, Church order, Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, Dathenus Psalter
The National Synod of the Reformed Churches was convened by the Earl of Leicester in The Hague in 1586 in a period of crisis. One of the Synod’s results was the Church Order, of which handwritten copies were sent to the provincial synods and classes. The synod’s second major work was on the liturgical formularies. While the ‘ceremonies’ in the Dathenus Psalter only contained three forms, Synod 1586 validated a shorter version of the formulary for baptism and composed four new ones. The present article studies how these new forms came on the agenda and how they were disseminated. Examples from the acts of provincial synods and a classis bring to light traces of the first impact of the ‘Liturgy of The Hague’, which brought the number of full liturgical formularies from three to seven, completing the upgrading of the reformed liturgy.
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