The History of Leith

March 18, 2013

The chapels were all shut up, and the doors made fast with iron bars

Mr. Parker Lawson, in his ” History
of the Scottish Episcopal Church,” since the Revolution
in 1688, “the sacrament of baptism was
often administered in woods and sequestered places,
and the holy communion .with the utmost privacy.
Confirmations were held with closed doors in
private houses, and divine service often performed
in the open air in the northern counties, amid the
mountains or in the recesses of forests. The
chapels were all shut up, and the doors made
fast with iron bars, under the authority of the
sheriffs.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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