Speaking of simplicity and dignity…

“Novelty may fix our attention not even on the service but on the celebrant. You know what I mean. Try as one may to exclude the question, ‘What on earth is he up to now?’ will intrude. It lays one’s devotion waste. There is really some excuse for the man who said, ‘I wish they’d remember that the charge to Peter was Feed my sheep; not Try experiments on my rats, or even, Teach my performing dogs new tricks.”
C.S. Lewis


“The loss of simplicity is the destruction of dignity.”
The Parson’s Handbook, Revised Edition; Cyril E. Pocknee; (1965, p. 28)
(Of course, this 13th edition is “on the basis of the 12th Edition by Percy Dearmer.”)