Extra Occasional Offices.

Some additional occasional offices have been included in some printings of the Book of Common Prayer since 1662. These services were never formally sanctioned by the Church, but since they have been included in some printings, I am including them here for anyone who is interested.

Touching for the King's Evil
"A curious religious ceremony was used from at least the time of Henry VII. to that of Queen Anne, for the supposed cure by the royal touch of scrofula, or, as it was formerly called, the King's Evil: the tradition was that the Kings of England, and France too, had this power, derived from Edward the Confessor...[The] service was printed in some Prayer Books between the reign of Charles I. and the year 1719."1 The form given is from the Prayer Books of Queen Anne.

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