The Reign of Christ. Book One. Chapter Thirteen: The Regulation of Ceremonies
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A third thing common in the ceremonies of Christians is the arrangement and regulation of forms of worship among the sacred congregations of Christ, such as the ministry of the word, the sacraments, the discipline of Christ, prayers and psalms so that these may be ministered and communicated to everyone reverently, “decently and in an orderly manner” (I Cor. 14:40), for the true building up of the faith. In this matter, Christ’s churches must have their freedom so that each may define the content and method of presentation of sacred readings, interpretations of Scriptures, catechizing, administration of the sacraments, prayers and psalms, and similarly the public correction of sinners, imposition of penance, and reconciliation for those who have satisfied the churches by doing penance, all in such a way as each church judges to be of greatest profit for its people, so that as a result of these activities they may be moved to a true and living repentance, and strengthened and advanced in the faith of Christ.
However, in any country or realm of the Church, where the characteristics of men do not vary very greatly, these things may very conveniently be observed with as much conformity as possible, not only for beauty’s sake, but also in order to engender a good opinion for Christian forms of worship.