The liturgy used by the French Protestant (Huguenot) Church of Charleston is required by the Church by-laws to be the liturgy contained in the book entitled “The Liturgy of the French Protestant Church.” Translated from the editions of 1737 and 1772 published at Neufchatel and arranged for the use of the Congregation in the City of Charleston, South Carolina, the book was printed by James S. Burges, 1836. The liturgy and our service would be familiar to anyone who has attended churches of the reformed tradition. There are many similarities to the Presbyterian, Congregational or other Calvin based church services. In our service, some congregants see a strong resemblance to a “Low” Episcopal service utilizing the 1928 Prayer Book. Unusual to most mainline Protestant services, the Ten Commandments are read every Sunday, and Communion, which is served on the first Sunday of every month, is given at the altar.
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