What is essential or accidental to religious ceremonies (Lucas Trelcatius)

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Of those [traditions] which are Ceremonial, the Essential part is written down in the word of God, according to their own kind: but the Accidental part of them which is concerning the circumstances is free and changeable.

Lucas Trelcatius (the younger), A brief institution of the common places of sacred divinity. Wherein, the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved, trans. John Gawen (London: Francis Burton, 1610), 1.2, p. 27.
 
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