RUBRICS. Rules for the ordering of Divine Service. They were formerly written or printed in a red  character, and therefore called Rubrics, from a Latin word signifying red.

The most controverted rubric in the Church of England is the well-known "Ornaments Rubric " (which see.) The Rubrics dealing with the position of the Priest at Holy Communion are examined in the articles on Communion  and Eastward Position.