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Elizabethan Settlement 

The Elizabethan edition of 1559 deleted the "Black Rubric" from the 1552 BCP, which stated that no adoration of any real presence was intended by kneeling at communion. It retained the receptionistic formula of administration of communion from the 1552 BCP ("Take and eat this in remembrance . . . "), but this was preceded by the more traditional sentence of administration from the 1549 BCP ("The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ which was given for thee. . . ."). This combination of sentences of administration allowed considerable latitude of belief concerning the eucharist. The Elizabethan edition of 1559 also dropped from the litany a petition for deliverance from the tyranny of the Bishop of Rome and all his detestable enormities. This petition was understandably offensive to Elizabeth's Roman Catholic subjects. 




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