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25) The penitential office of commination contains "a recital of God's anger and judgments against sinners, read in the Church of England especially after the litany on Ash Wednesday.
The preface of the 1559 Prayer Book service of commination contained a candid acknowledgment of the place of effective discipline and its absence in the church as presently constituted.
A Commination," Book of Common Prayer (1559), in Liturgical Services: Liturgies and Occasional Forms of Prayer set forth in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, ed.