Table Graces

Author: D.S. Baker

ISBN-10: 0862815517

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 551 6

156 x 110mm / 60 pp / Hardback

£ 4.99



Table Graces

Giving thanks before a meal is a very ancient human practice going back before Christianity, but the Christian tradition has created many beautiful graces over the centuries. Originally in Latin, the language of the sacraments, graces were also composed in the language of everyday life from the sixteenth century. This collection assembles a range of graces from the early centuries of Christianity. It includes the graces of St Athanasius and Alcuin, of Queen Elizabeth I, and numerous more recent and contemporary ones. Scottish and Irish graces are represented. Charmingly illustrated, the collection provides an enjoyable reminder of a custom with a long and distinguished tradition behind it.

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