Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Local History - 800 Years of Crail 1

On Thursday 15th May 1975, a Service of Commeroration and Thanksgiving was held at the Parish Church to mark the close of 800 years in the history of the burgh and to recognise the service given by successive generations of provosts, magistrates and councillors. The Service was conducted by William J MacIntyre and lessons were read by the then Provost, George Simpson, and Session Clerk, John Macdonald.

An Order of Service was produced to commerorate the occasion and given the scarcity of this document, and not knowing whose hands it may end up on, it is probably of profit to preserve some of the details contained within.

The Order of Service was as follows:

Psalm 100 - Old Hundreth

A Call to Prayer

Prayers, incl.:
"Help us to remember, O Lord, that unless Thou build the city, they labour in vain that build it. And so give each one of us grace to labour faithfully, in our several callings, for the common good of our burgh of Crail, for the righteousness of its life and for the glory of Thy holy name."

Psalm 46 - Stroudwater

The First Lesson - Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15

Hymn 500 - Jesus calls us!

The Second Lesson - Luke 5:1-11

Anthem: The Lord is my Shepherd

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Hymn 206 - Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken


Acceptance by the Kirk Session of Custody of the Burgh Regalia

Prayers of Dedication

Hymn 601 - O God, our help in ages past

The National Anthem

The Benediction

Psalm 122:6-9"