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This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979. (1,001 pp)...

Title : The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
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ISBN : 9780898690613
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 1001 Pages
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  • David Goetz
    2019-04-22 15:02

    I mean, Cranmer's prayers are both summit and source of the English liturgical tradition and its descendants. There is a reverence and and a sober-minded joy in the worship it enjoins and directs that has instructed my own heart and that will undoubtedly edify anyone who uses these prayers.

  • Erin
    2019-04-01 07:53

    Can't give this a rating, man. Just doesn't seem right. Can't do it.AJ and I joined St. Phillips Episcopal here in downtown Durham two years ago, and I've been steadily learning more about the theology and history of Anglicanism and Episcopalianism since then. We have sort of an ongoing debate about how structured liturgy can "free you up" or not during worship to pray, meditate, connect, etc... and of course this book is at the center of that debate. I admire its resilience and adaptibility. And I'm remaining open-minded on the "free you up" debate... especially as I read more about meditation in Eat, Pray, Love (crazy-ass cross-currents).

  • Jacob Aitken
    2019-04-06 15:04

    I think my edition is actually from 1928. The prayers themselves are beautiful and probably represent the ultimate high point of the English language in terms of power and expression. Studying the language in these prayers will keep you from "Jesus Weejus" prayers, which usually begin "Oh Jesus, we just..."

  • Melinda
    2019-04-06 09:44

    An analogue for my childhood - a book of comfort, familiarity, and peace.

  • Judith
    2019-03-25 07:47

    This small volume is discreet enough to carry with you in your purse or bag. I can have it out on my desk at work at noonday and I don't feel like I'm announcing HEY, look at me, I'm religious.

  • Diane
    2019-04-10 13:07

    Love it ..

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-07 15:56

    The Book of Common Prayer does what it sets out to do in presenting appropriate texts in a range of options to liturgists, but it is more of a technical manual than a book to read from directly--which would be fine, except many churches use the book itself as their readers for congregants. I know there must be some kind of consistent logic behind the formatting choices but I have never been able to find it, and this can make it incredibly hard to navigate in the moment. Sometimes italics mean one thing, sometimes another--and sometimes the same intent (such as "replace this with the name of the deceased") is marked in multiple, contraindicated ways.In parish settings, this should be used as a guide for the creation of liturgy, from which an easy to follow seasonal or weekly(/daily/occasional) order of service is created for congregants--and particularly for anyone attending who is not familiar with episcopal services. Do not force your congregants to flip through the book. Do not force them to figure out on their own which version or option you have chosen from a given page. Do not interrupt the flow of your liturgy! Saving paper is great, but the quality and effectiveness of experience is at stake, and it is also an issue of access & ableism for those who can't flip, read or process as fast as the service moves. Basically, whatever you do just don't make the BCP your only practitioner's guide!!

  • Erik Graff
    2019-04-22 07:55

    An internship was required for the psychology degree at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Having worked previously in health care, I chose to enter the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at St. Luke's Hospital Center in my Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan. Doing so, I was to discover, required that I play the role of an Episcopal chaplain, the denomination affiliation of the hospital and of its chaplaincy staff. Thus, I donned the collar and picked up a copy, this copy, of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.Not being a Christian I was uncomfortable with the costume and the pretence. As it happened, however, the chaplaincy department at the hospital was very liberal, as were my fellow CPE interns. They had to be, practically speaking, as the institution served an extremely diverse population, few of whom where Episcopal or Anglican, many of whom were from non-Christian backgrounds.The job we did was primarily informal, talking to patients and their families. The only sacraments I delivered were baptisms (for premature babies in risk of death), mass (with my colleagues, a priest presiding), and extreme unction (when alone on night duty). Here the prayer book proved to be occasionally useful.

  • Patrick\
    2019-03-29 11:46

    A living book. What do I mean by this simple statement? This book is a living entity that speaks to me. When the Great Thanksgiving of the Mass begins, regardless of the disbelief or corruption of the presiding priest, from the spoken word emerges the very presence of spiritual beings, they crowd the altar; the consecration words bring into the bread and wine the spiritual body and blood of the Christ, the cup moves to each communicant with purpose. No partaker is ever abandoned, loving spiritual refrehment is open to all.

  • Геллее Салахов Авбакар
    2019-04-21 07:49

    What a nice attempt to spread our spirit to people who don't know their truth, in fact when I read this nice entity of art, The Book of common prayer is a sort of Prayers held in the English church, but what inspires me the most are the psalms that praise Jesus Christ. Personally I really love having this book whenever I lived in this life.

  • J. Alfred
    2019-04-21 07:53

    The introduction in my copy says that this, which owes most of its language to Archbishop Cranmer, is on par with Shakespeare and the Bible for the most readily recognizable of English phrases. It is sedate and beautiful and very much worth a look, especially, I think, for the less moderate protestants who disdain all written prayers. "Lighten our darkness."

  • Cynthia
    2019-04-14 10:56

    The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church: Together With the Psalter or Psalms of David According to the Use of the Episcopal Church by Episcopal Church. Holy Eucharist (1979)

  • Stephen Brindza
    2019-03-27 10:03

    The 1979 prayer book, or what to open when the missalettes run out. Full of beautifully worded prayers, especially the Rite I texts.Ever wonder where at weddings the "Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here..." comes from? This is the place. Hope your journey is a good one.

  • Billy
    2019-04-01 08:46

    Episcopalians don't have a "founder" or a "confession" or anything like that. What binds us is our liturgy, our worship, and our sacramental life. This prayer book is at the center of these.

  • Kendall
    2019-04-19 09:44

    It's no 1928, et al.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-29 08:42

    It belongs in every household, on every nightstand. Not that I am biased.

  • Brian Reagan
    2019-04-02 07:39

    It is a decent book, but lacks something when compared to the 1928 BCP.

  • Jennifer Krieger
    2019-03-30 15:07

    The old version.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-15 11:53

    I read this book every day.

  • David Mills
    2019-04-21 13:41

    Thanks Dad & Mom for the copy you night me at York Minster in 1993. I reference it daily.

  • Zach Seal
    2019-04-12 08:01

    The pinnacle of liturgical literature. I was deeply affected and challenged by the immmense reverence for God in the prayers and preparations for the public order of worship.

  • Doug Browne
    2019-04-24 11:02

    beautiful liturgy...