Common Prayer

A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Author: Shane Claiborne,Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove,Enuma Okoro

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310326214

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a unique songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.

Common Prayer

A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Author: Shane Claiborne,Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove,Enuma Okoro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310326199

Category: Religion

Page: 590

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"This universal prayer book allows readers to greet each day together, remembering significant dates and Christian heroes in church history as well as important historic dates in the struggle for freedom and justice"--Jacket.

Common Prayer

A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Author: Zondervan,Enuma Okoro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310330943

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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A book of common prayer aims to help individuals, families and congregations pray, sing and act together across traditions and denominations. Co-written by the author of Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

A Book of Common Prayer

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307787591

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer

A Worldwide Survey

Author: Charles Hefling,Cynthia Shattuck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199723898

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its variations. Expert contributors from around the world and from every major denomination offer an unparalleled view of The Book of Common Prayer and its influence. The Oxford Guide to Common Prayer is more than simply a history: it describes how Anglican churches at all points of the compass have developed their own Prayer Books and adapted the time-honored Anglican liturgies to their diverse local cultures. The Guide examines how the same texts - Daily Prayers, the Eucharist, Marriage and Funerals, and many others - in dozens of editions now in use throughout the world, both resemble and differ from one another. A brief look at "electronic Prayer Books" also offers a unique and exciting modern perspective. The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer offers a fascinating journey through the history and development of a classic of world literature from its origins in the 16th century to the modern day. Oxford is pleased to offer The Book of Common Prayer in a variety of formats and prices to match readers' needs and budgets - perfect for study or gift-giving. Visit our website to order your copy today. * A comprehensive survey of the rich history of the original Book of Common Prayer and all of its varied descendents. * Explains, characterizes, and illustrates the dozens of Prayer Book versions in current use throughout the world. * Lays out a path that will enable any reader, Anglican or not, to learn why the BCP is a classic of liturgy and literature.

The Book of Common Prayer

1662 Version (includes Appendices from the 1549 Version and Other Commemorations)

Author: Church of England,Thomas Cranmer

Publisher: Everyman's Library classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 528

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The plays of Shakespeare, the Authorized version of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, all produced in the late 16th/early 17th centuries, are the three dounding texts of the English nation and its language. Not only do they share a beauty and a power of style which have never been equalled: their influence on Anglophone culture remains profound. Originally produced by Archbishop Cranmer and his allies to bolster the Tudor secession from Catholicism, the Pray Book rapidly took on a life of its own. Until the present century, most Anglicans knew long stretches of the text by heart. It invaded the style of 17th-century p oets and even 19th century novelists like George Elliot. It still colours our language and our way of feeling today, though we hardly know it. In recent years the Prayer Book has been under attack by modernizers and radicals within the church itself. On the 450th anniversary of its first appearance, the time has come to proclaim the value of this work once more and to recognize it for what it is: a liturgical and literary masterpiece.

Sacramental Life

Spiritual Formation Through the Book of Common Prayer

Author: David A. deSilva

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830835180

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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David A. deSilva uses the principles of spiritual formation as an entryway into the Book of Common Prayer. His book explores how Christians can be spiritually formed by the sacraments of baptism, Eucharist, marriage and last rites.

The "Book of Common Prayer"

A Biography

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400848024

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer, which first appeared in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters. Here Alan Jacobs tells its story. Jacobs shows how The Book of Common Prayer--from its beginnings as a means of social and political control in the England of Henry VIII to its worldwide presence today--became a venerable work whose cadences express the heart of religious life for many. The book's chief maker, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, created it as the authoritative manual of Christian worship throughout England. But as Jacobs recounts, the book has had a variable and dramatic career in the complicated history of English church politics, and has been the focus of celebrations, protests, and even jail terms. As time passed, new forms of the book were made to suit the many English-speaking nations: first in Scotland, then in the new United States, and eventually wherever the British Empire extended its arm. Over time, Cranmer's book was adapted for different preferences and purposes. Jacobs vividly demonstrates how one book became many--and how it has shaped the devotional lives of men and women across the globe.

The 1928 Book of Common Prayer

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199796068

Category: Religion

Page: 810

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The 1928 Book of Common Prayer is a treasured resource for traditional Anglicans and others who appreciate the majesty of King James-style language. This classic edition features a Presentation section containing certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage. The elegant burgundy hardcover binding is embossed with a simple gold cross, making it an ideal choice for both personal study and gift-giving. The 1928 Book of Common Prayer combines Oxford's reputation for quality construction and scholarship with a modest price - a beautiful prayer book and an excellent value.

Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer

Author: Vicki K. Black

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819221308

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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In this guide for newcomers as well as lifelong Episcopalians, author Vicki Black helps readers navigate the currents of Anglican liturgy and discover its richness and beauty. As we use the Book of Common Prayer, Black says, "we discover we are not alone, and this liturgical current of worship, prayer, and praise will indeed take us where we want to go-union with the God we seek to love." Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer shows readers everything from where to find the Sunday collect to how to pray the Daily Office. But it's more than a how-to. It offers history and background that help make the prayer book a more meaningful part of the worship life of individuals and congregations. With thoughtful reflection questions, this is a perfect volume for parish study groups.

The Book of Common Prayer

The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662

Author: Brian Cummings

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207178

Category: History

Page: 820

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The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the life and literature of the English-speaking world. For nearly five hundred years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced, the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots among Catholics, and 4,000 died in a rebellion in Devon and Cornwall to oppose it. In the civil wars of the seventeenth century, it was banned by radical puritans, who believed it encouraged superstition and idolatry, and it caused riots all over Scotland. Conversely, with the spread of the British Empire, it was translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for forms of worship in the United States and elsewhere. This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people's homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times. All texts are freshly edited from original copies, preserving much of their original appearance, orthography, and punctuation. The Introduction explains the historical significance of the book and the controversial process by which it was put together and revised, the changes to the text from the Reformation to the Restoration of Charles II and the 1662 version, and the significance of the book for everyday life and for the history of the English language and its literature. The book includes a glossary, extensive notes, and two appendices.

The Book of Not So Common Prayer

A New Way to Pray, A New Way to Live

Author: Linda McCullough Moore

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426787391

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Practical and spiritual insight provided with a counselor’s genius for offering something actionable—this handbook offers nothing less than a changed life, and a radical call. Linda McCullough Moore builds compelling for a life founded on prayer, delivering a well-supported methodical progression of concrete steps to prayer. Beautifully written, evocative, and intelligent, this primer includes stories of transformation that encourage a new way of praying and of living a vibrant faith. Introducing a “Rule of Life” and bringing spiritual and prayer disciplines to real-time life, the author brings readers to a submergence into a radical prayer life, one small step at a time. Includes a prayer guide, useful tools, and “real” prayers—the kind of prayers we pray in private, not on the stage.

The Annotated Book of Common Prayer

Being an Historical, Ritual, and Theological Commentary on the Devotional System of the Church of England

Author: John Henry Blunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liturgies

Page: 610

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The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Psalter Or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung Or Said in Churches; and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons; and the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion: with Notes Explanatory, Practical and Historical, from Approved Writers of the Church of England

Author: Richard Mant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 966

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Acts Of Faith

Daily Meditations for People of Colour

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471109836

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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'The healing has begun. It began when you picked up this book. The goal of these offerings is to assist the children of the earth in the redevelopment of their minds, bodies and spirits . . . Buried deep in the earth are precious diamonds. In order to get to them, however, we must dig and dig deep.' In ACTS OF FAITH, life coach Iyanla Vanzant offers a inspirational passage for each day of the year, particularly aimed at people of colour. Vanzant considers that there are four basic areas that create stress and imbalance for people: our relationship with ourselves, our relationship with the world, our relationship with each other and our relationship with money. This book addresses all four issues in turn thus providing a meditative and uplifting guide to living successfully.

Prayer Book Spirituality

A Devotional Companion to the Book of Common Prayer Compiled from Classical Anglican Sources

Author: John Robert Wright

Publisher: Church Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780898691719

Category: Religion

Page: 473

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The Book of Common Prayer-Red

Author: Church Publishing

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898696202

Category: Religion

Page: 1049

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Church Publishing is pleased to offer this exclusive edition of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Ideal as a pew book or gift, this Prayer Book features luxurious imitation leather binding (Vivella) with a soft, matte finish. A textured cross is embossed on the cover, with gold lettering on the spine. The cover is available in red or forest green, colors available only in this Church Publishing edition. The Prayer Books is sturdily assembled, with smyth-sewn pages and a spine that won't crack under heavy use. The text is easily readable in 9-point type. A presentation page and certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage are included. This edition of the Prayer Book is also available in green, black or wine.