Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

William Polack

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 14:15; Colossians 3:16;


In this thesis, it is the purpose of the writer to show the relation of the Common Service to the Roman Mass. The Common Service is no doubt a derivative from the Roman Mass. When Luther set himself to the task of purifying the service which he found, he had to deal with the Roman Mass. Luther’s Formula Missae followed the Roman Mass quite faithfully in its main parts. The Roman Mass, however, did not spring up all at once. It was a gradual process. Although the Mass is almost the same as it was in the days of the Reformation, yet, certain additions and changes have been made since that time.

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