6 September 2015 A.D. Jewel’s “Apology”—Prayers in a known tongue that all “may understand,” p. 51 (Sorry, chrismoes & tonguesters)
Jewel, John. “The Apology of the Church of England.” Project Gutenberg. 5 Aug 2006. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17678/17678-h/17678-h.htm. Accessed 1 Aug 2015.
We make our prayers in that tongue which all our people, as meet is, may understand, to the end they may (as Paul counselleth us) take common commodity by common prayer, even as all the holy fathers and Catholic bishops, both in the Old and New Testament, did used to pray themselves, and taught the people to pray too, lest, as Augustine saith, “like parrots and ousels we should seem to speak that we understand not.”