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  Book of Common Prayer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prayer Books of Edward VI The work of producing English language books for use in the liturgy was, at the outset, the work of Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury, under the reign of Henry VIII.
This was the prayer book of William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Richard Hooker.
However, on her death in 1603, this book,substantially the book of 1552, having been regarded as offensive by the likes of Bishop Stephen Gardiner in the sixteenth century as being a break with the tradition of the Western church, as it was, by the seventeenth century had come to be regarded as unduly Catholic.
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 Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer is responsible for the maintenance of the official text of the Book of Common Prayer used by the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
The Book and its predecessors are descended from the prayer books used by the Church of England.
The latest edition of the Prayer Book was updated in 1979, although it also includes authorized supplemental materials that have become available in the last several years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Custodian_of_the_Standard_Book_of_Common_Prayer   (290 words)

 Book of Common Prayer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1559, under Elizabeth I, the Prayer Book of 1552 was restored in a slightly altered version.
From 1645 to 1660, under the Commonwealth and Protectorate, the prayer book was suppressed.
Nonetheless, the revised prayer book was quite widely adopted in the Church of England with episcopal approval.
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 The 1928 Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer 1559: The Elizabethan Prayer Book
The book is not arranged in as user-friendly a manner as the more recent revision (which itself leaves something to be desired in various ways), but it isn't the ordering that causes such devotion to this text.
The 1928 Book of Common Prayer has a significant place as a strong link between past and present, and is a must-have for students of, and those who generally love, the liturgy.
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 Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer (in full, the Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church) is the official prayer book of the Church of England and of Anglican churches in other countries, including the Episcopal church in the United States.
When Mary Tudor ascended the English throne in 1553, this second prayer book was proscribed as she reestablished the teaching and practices of the Church of Rome and leading Protestants were martyred.
A revision of the Book of Common Prayer was proposed in the Church of England in 1927, and although it was approved by the church's Convocations and House of Laity of Church Assembly, the book was rejected by Parliament largely because it reintroduced controversial pre-Reformation ideas, particularly in the Communion service.
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On 21 January, 1549, the first Act of Uniformity was passed imposing upon the whole realm of England "The Book of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church after the Use of the Church of England".
Accordingly in 1552 a second Book of Common Prayer was published, in which everything in the First Book which had been fixed upon by Gardiner is evidence that the new liturgy did not reject the old beliefs and everything which Bucers had objected to was in the revision carefully swept away and altered.
The Calendar of the Third Prayer Book (1559-61) reintroduced the mention of the fast days and a goodly number of feasts; among the latter, the Visitation of the "Blessed Virgin Mary", the Conception and the Nativity of "the Virgin Mary"; but no special offices were appointed for any of these feasts.
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 Britannia History: The English Book of Common Prayer
This Prayer Book was the first attempt at putting the English service into a single volume, and it set out a format of worship to be followed throughout the year.
The key to the Protestant emphasis of the Second Prayer Book was the stance it took on the issue of transubstantiation.
Ironically, the new Prayer Book was only to last a year or so as the basis of worship because Edward VI died and was replaced by Mary I, a devout Catholic.
www.britannia.com /history/articles/prayerbk.html   (776 words)

 Insight on the News: Book of Common Prayer Marks 450th Anniversary - Brief Article
The Book of Common Prayer was born out of the explosive ingredients of the mid-16th century: King Henry VIII's reign, the English Reformation and the invention of the printing press.
The book greatly contributed to religious toleration in 18th- and 19th-century America because it carried the standard of the Anglican establishment, which preached a "middle way" of toleration of all viewpoints.
The American prayer book was revised in 1928, retaining most of the original language and theology, and again in 1979, incorporating much of the new Roman Catholic liturgy that came out of Vatican II from 1962 to 1965.
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 The Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church
The Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church
It has had its own Book of Common Prayer since the American Revolution; prior to that, of course, it was part of the Church of England.There have been four editions of the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer; all are presented here, starting with the latest and going back to the first.
The Preface to the 1863 Hawaiian Book of Common Prayer, written by King Kamehameha, in English and Hawaiian.
justus.anglican.org /resources/bcp/bcp.htm   (279 words)

 Book of Common Prayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Book of Common Prayer is the official Church of England prayerbook, and also the name for similar books used in other churches of the Anglican Communion.
The 1662 prayer book was printed but two years after the restoration of the monarchy, and, given the mildly Catholic leanings of these two rulers, the 1662 was surprisingly Protestant for the time.
This book was the one which also existed as the official Book of Common Prayer during the greatest amounts of growth of the British empire, and, as a result, has been a great influence on the prayer books of Anglican churches worldwide today, not to mention the development of the English language.
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 Amazon.com: Book of Common Prayer (1979, Personal Size Economy, Black): Books: Church of England,The Episcopal ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Book of Common Prayer (1979) is the latest, complete BCP used by the American branch of the Anglicans, the Episcopal church.
The purpose for leaving the BCP out of copyright is to permit free and easy duplication and incorporation into worship materials; however, it also serves the purpose (deliberately intended) of permitting people, Anglicans or not, to use portions of the BCP as inspiration and material for their own worship.
This is the Epicopal Churches Book of Common Prayer.
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 The Book of Common Prayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Book of Common Prayer is a collection of ancient and modern prayers and worship occasions for times when the community gathers and for individual use as well.
The Book of Common Prayer is meant to compliment daily individual prayers, not to replace them.
Our current Book of Common Prayer, revised in 1979, was originally compiled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, in 1549.
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 Christ Church: Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer contains the liturgy, that is, the pattern, prayers, and forms of worship, used in Episcopal Churches.
The current Prayer Book of the Reformed Episcopal Church, as adopted by the General Council in 2005, is below.
Concerning the Use of the Book of Common Prayer..........
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 Book of Common Prayer
Studies in the History of the Book of Common Prayer: The Anglican Reform, the Puritan Innovations, the Elizabethan Reaction, the Caroline Settlement.
The Book of Common Prayer among the Nations of the World: A History of Translations of the Prayer Book of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America.
The Booke of the Common Prayer and adminstracion of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies after the use of the Churche of England.
www.english.umd.edu /englfac/WPeterson/ELR/bibliographies/documents/6.html   (2468 words)

 The Book of Common Prayer 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland in 1871, changes were made to the 1662 Prayer Book and a new edition was published in 1878 to reflect the changed times and circumstances of the Church.
Two alternative forms of Evening Prayer were then added to this revision in 1933 to produce the BCP in use in many churches of the Church of Ireland today.
This new edition of the BCP was published in 2004 is now the only prayer book authorised for use in the Church of Ireland with effect from Trinity Sunday, 6th June, 2004.
www.ireland.anglican.org /bcp2004   (476 words)

 The Book of Common Prayer, Cambridge, 1771
In Edmund's role as a lector, William would have heard his father read the King James Version, The Book of Common Prayer, and to lead the choir and congregants in singing and responsorial lessons from The Book of Common Prayer or a common hymnal such as The Whole Book of Psalms.
The history of The Book of Common Prayer probably began with Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1533-1556.
The Book of Common Prayer: Its Origins and Growth.
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 Concerning the Book of Common Prayer
That is prayer, which comes fresh from the Spirit; and that is a true desire, which the Spirit begets; but the affections and sparks of man's kindling please not the Lord, nor do they conduce to the soul's rest, but will end in the bed of sorrow.
Now as touching the Book of Common Prayer, or prayers conceived without the immediate breathings of the Spirit, I shall <108> speak mine own experience faithfully, which is this; I have felt both these ways draw out the wrong part, and keep that alive in me, which the true prayer kills.
Now if the prayer be in words, (for there is a praying without words) then it must be in those words which he pleaseth to give, from the sense which he kindleth, and not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, or would choose to use.
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 The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer has gone through a number of editions, not only in England where it originated, but in all the places where the various Churches of the Anglican communion are now active.
This is the text of a short book about the Book of Common Prayer, written in 1910 by a Boston lawyer and collector of Prayer Books.
Studies in the History of the Book of Common Prayer, by Herbert Luckock (1900): The History of the English BCP, through the 1662 revision.
justus.anglican.org /resources/bcp   (573 words)

 The Book of Common Prayer
The most comprehensive website on the Book of Common Prayer is managed by Charles Wohlers.
On the Retention of the Word Obey in the Marriage Service of the Book of Common Prayer: A Liturgical Consultation, addressed to the Bishop of Oxford, and written before the first of August, 1914.
Prayers for Families and for Particular Persons Selected from the Book of Common Prayer, Translated into the Language of the Six Nations of Indians, by Eleazer Williams.
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The Book of Common Prayer is a collection of ancient and modern prayers and worship services for occasions when the community gathers and for individual use as well.
These are the prayers we say together or "in common" when we worship together.
The Book of Common Prayer has been a source of comfort, joy and inspiration, a unique treasure in Christian worship for hundreds of years.
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 The Book of Common Prayer - Book Collecting and English Prayer Books
But in 1559, in the reign of Elizabeth, the prayer book of 1552, slightly revised, was reissued in English.
After the American Revolution at the General Convention of the American Church in Philadelphia in 1789, the first American Prayer Book was published, being a revision of 1662 edition, but remaining essentially the same book.
It is a three volume facsimile of the Book of Common Prayer from 1551.
www.cdickens.com /articles/common.htm   (533 words)

 The American Episcopal Prayer Book of 1979: A Critique   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Had all these rites of the 1979 Book been truly “alternative services,” then in evaluating and judging them, one could have looked for their positive contribution and read them not as replacements for what is in the BCP, but as true options for use some of the time.
Certainly there is a common structure to the different Rites for the Holy Eucharist, but a common structure is not the same thing as a common doctrine and form of godliness.
There is the definite tendency to lose the centripetal and unifying power of the historic Common Prayer and to establish and confirm the centrifugal and disjointed forces of variety and relativism (so common in modern culture).
www.episcopalian.org /pbs1928/Articles/1979Critique.htm   (1420 words)

It is one of the best explanations available of why the Prayer Book is so important to traditional churches, and how it is simultaneously both the focal point of our worship and an expression of our beliefs.
The Prayer Book, by contrast, requires us to approach the "whole" Bible, to search out the "mind of the Bible" by means of a lectionary, which is to say a table of daily readings which insures that the entire Bible forms our beliefs.
With the Prayer Book there can be no bringing God down to the level of pop culture, as is the case with so many contemporary churches.
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 Book of Common Prayer --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
First authorized for use in the Church of England in 1549, it was radically revised in 1552, with subsequent minor revisions in 1559, 1604, and 1662.
The prayer book of 1662, with minor changes, has continued as the standard liturgy of most Anglican churches of the British Commonwealth.
A book of common order, as contrasted with a book of common prayer, aims at securing a common...
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 Book of Common Prayer
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Prince's glorious prayer book at risk from `dumbing down'; Faith: Defenders of Book of Common Prayer warn of `piracy'.(News)
Book of Common Prayer marks 450th anniversary: Episcopalians note its impact on American culture.(Culture, Et Cetera)
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