Using the Book of Common Prayer

A simple guide

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 0715142763

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The Book of Common Prayer remains at the heart of the Church of England and using it is an essential skill for all clergy and readers, yet many are no longer familiar with its contents. This practical guide explains how to use the Book of Common Prayer in a way that is accessible and informative. Introducing this central tradition of Anglican worship without using technical language or assuming prior knowledge, it is intended as a beginner’s guide for ordinands and readers, especially those for whom the Prayer Book tradition may be alien. Part 1 of the book offers a general introduction to the history, theology and liturgical character of the BCP. It also explores the place and meaning of ‘common prayer’ within the Anglican tradition. Part 2 offers general practical advice on the principal services of the BCP, how to use them, and where flexibility is permitted. Using the Book of Common Prayer will help its readers come to a renewed appreciation of the place of the Book of Common Prayer in the distinctive tradition of Anglican praise and prayer.

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

And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church,

Author: Church of England

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 438

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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.

A Simple Way to Pray

Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222734

Category: Religion

Page: 62

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When asked by his barber and good friend, Peter Beskendorf, for some practical guidance on how to prepare oneself for prayer, Luther responded by writing this brief treatise, first published in the spring of 1535. After 500 years, his instruction continues to offer words of spiritual nurture for us today.

Book of Common Worship, Daily Prayer

Author: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),Ministry Theology

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664220327

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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This easy-to-carry and very practical devotional resource will help all individuals, congregations, families, and small groups looking for assistance in prayer and in leading groups in prayer. It includes all the material from the Daily Prayer section of the full-sized edition of theBook of Common Worship. It features rubrics and blue and maroon ribbons. The cover is also a brilliant maroon. Orders for morning and evening prayer are provided, as well as the psalms and the daily lectionary. Prayers are also included for family and personal life, the church, national life, world issues, and environmental concerns.

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.

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrements and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of England

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

Author: Church of England,Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780191306013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 714

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The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship.

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.

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.

The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer

A Worldwide Survey

Author: Charles Hefling,Cynthia Shattuck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190293624

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.

Daily Office Book

Author: Church Publishing

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 3296

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This handsome leather set of two books in a matching slipcase contains the Office, Psalter, Prayers and Collects, as well as the texts of the readings for both years in the Revised Standard Version of the scriptures. Gold edges and ribbon markers complete this set, designed for frequent use. (two volumes, 3,296 pp) The Daily Office Lectionary is on a two-year cycle, designated as Year One and Year Two. This selection of passages of Scripture are used when the Daily Office is read. The Daily Office includes remnants of the monastic Offices and it includes the services of Daily Morning Prayer, Daily Evening Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evensong, Daily Evening Prayer, and Compline. The Daily Office Lectionary has not been updated in the past fifty years. It is very different from the Revised Common Lectionary. Since the Daily Office is used every day, the user reads through more Scripture in a period of time, therefore this reading cycle requires only two years to complete while the Sunday Eucharistic Lectionary in the Revised Common Lectionary, only being read on Sundays is on a three year cycle.

The Book of Comic Prayer

Using Art and Humor to Transform Youth Ministry

Author: Heather J. Annis

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819232793

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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• Post-modern approach to prayer for older children, youth, and young adults • Deals specifically with the individual and communal aspects of prayer as they relate to the comic art form The Book of Comic Prayer takes a fresh look at prayer from an unexpected perspective: comic art, humor, and their relevance to today’s image-driven youth. Part explanation, part instruction, it explores the role of prayer and faith in mainstream and underground comics, and provides resources for incorporating comics and cartooning into curricula for children and youth. The Appendix includes an illustrated booklet created by one group of young people as a supplement to traditional forms of prayer and offers tips and tricks for creating books of comic prayer. The church has always used visual arts for prayer, worship, and education, and religious themes and figures still permeate popular culture. Comics, with their larger-than-life stories of villainy, morality, and heroism, have religious undertones ranging from explicit to metaphorical, offering opportunities to explore what post-modern prayer and faith look like and why they matter. Comics are inexpensive, accessible, and adaptable to church school, youth groups, Bible studies, prayer groups, camps, and VBS. There have been illustrated comic Bibles and religious books, but no single resource dealing with prayer’s individual and communal aspects as they relate to the comic art form. This is that book!

The Parson's Handbook

Containing Practical Directions Both for Parsons and Others as to the Management of the Parish Church and Its Services According to the English Use, as Set Forth in the Book of Common Prayer, with an Introductory Essay on Conformity to the Church of England

Author: Percy Dearmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church vestments

Page: 562

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The Book of Common Prayer

Author: Church Publishing

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898695786

Category: Bibles

Page: 2592

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The Book of Common Prayer and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible are an excellent and logical combination for personal use, both in daily devotion and study, and on Sundays during the liturgy. The NRSV translation of the Bible is accurate, elegant, highly acclaimed by scholars, and enjoys wide use in congregations of the Episcopal Church.

A Lay Minister's Guide to the Book of Common Prayer

Author: Clifford W. Atkinson

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819224707

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Deepen the lay minister's knowledge of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and the various duties of this ministry with this guidebook to lay participation in the Eucharist and Offices of the Church.

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.

BCP Standard Edition Prayer Book Black Imitation Leather Hardback 601B

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521600934

Category: Bibles

Page: 689

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The Book of Common Prayer is the old and well-loved prayer book of the Church of England, in use since the 16th century. In this revised 1662 form, it has also become one of the classic English texts, its prayers and expressions helping to mould the English language into what it is today. Cambridge's new editions of the Prayer Book have been freshly typeset for the 21st century, using a modern digital typeface to give a clear printing image and greater readability. Nevertheless its fomat and page layout follows the previous version of the Standard Edition Prayer Book (originally produced in the early 20th century) page for page. It provides the complete 1662 services - including the traditional forms of the baptism and marriage services - which have together influenced much of the English language. This book comes in a black imitation leather hardback binding, and is ideal for use in the pew.

The Book of Common Prayer 1928

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195285086

Category: Religion

Page: 611

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A treasured resource for traditional Anglicans and other people who appreciate the majesty of King James-style language. It features a Presentation section containing certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage. Burgundy bonded leather binding; gold page edges, 3 ribbon markers, gold roll in inner cover, round corners, gift box.