The Prayer Of Thanksgiving (he Blessed)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The blessing, which is also known as the eucharistic prayer or prayer of thanksgiving, originated from the Jewish Brakah (blessing). It passed through various stages of development, reaching a fixed content in the fourth and fifth century. In the medieval era it became excessively elaborate. The Reformers simplified the prayer, and today the forms of the ancient church are being restored to common use in the church.

Some scholars believe the prayer of thanksgiving is a modification of the...


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