Tokens of Grace: Cape Breton's Open-Air Communion Tradition

Tokens of Grace Cape Breton s Open Air Communion Tradition Beginning in the th century Scotland when Covenanters met in open defiance of religious repression open air communion the S cramaid evolved to become the social and spiritual highlight of the ye

  • Title: Tokens of Grace: Cape Breton's Open-Air Communion Tradition
  • Author: Laurie Stanley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781897009185
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beginning in the 17th century Scotland, when Covenanters met in open defiance of religious repression, open air communion, the S cramaid, evolved to become the social and spiritual highlight of the year Primarily a mixture of prayer and religious and kinship feasting, open air communions were an expression of core communal values and basic kin and religious loyalties.PartBeginning in the 17th century Scotland, when Covenanters met in open defiance of religious repression, open air communion, the S cramaid, evolved to become the social and spiritual highlight of the year Primarily a mixture of prayer and religious and kinship feasting, open air communions were an expression of core communal values and basic kin and religious loyalties.Particularly between 1840 and 1890, but well into the 20th century as well, the sacramental season and its open air communions was a dominant symbol in the lives of Cape Breton s Scots Presbyterians Whole communities, numbering in the thousands, converged for this great religious occasion, taking part in as many as five days of exhaustive preparatory self examination.

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    1. An interesting piece of social history, describing the 5-day communions in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. These were a reflection of developments in the Scottish Presbyterian church, and served as a social cohesive for the Gaelic speakers of CB. The book describes the format of the communions, and the religious fervour associated with it. As the 20th century arrived, the movement declined with the use of Gaelic in the province and ceased before the second world war. The relevance of the book to the H [...]

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