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.

Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer

Author: Vicki K. Black

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819226013

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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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.

Welcome to the Episcopal Church

An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship

Author: Christopher L. Webber

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819225207

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The perfect book for inquirers and new members, as well as current Church members who may be unfamiliar with some of the Church’s history, beliefs, and practices. This new introduction to the history, polity, spirituality, worship, and outreach of the Episcopal Church is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter, making it an excellent resource for adult parish study and inquirers' classes. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: History of the Episcopal Church Chapter 2: Worship Traditions Chapter 3: What We Believe Chapter 4: Reading the Bible Chapter 5: Spiritual Life Chapter 6: The Organization of the Church Chapter 7: Mission and Outreach

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.

Welcome to the Church Year

An Introduction to the Seasons of the Episcopal Church

Author: Vicki K. Black

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819219664

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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A tour through the dates, colors, and other traditions of the Church year. This third volume in the popular Morehouse series explains why we do what we do and when, and it does so in a user-friendly, thoroughly interesting way.

Welcome to Sunday

An Introduction to Worship in the Episcopal Church

Author: Christopher Webber

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819219150

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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For those newcomers who are often confused by the worship service, as well as those who have been sitting in the pews without fully understanding what happens on Sunday morning, an Episcopal priest guides readers through the entire service, explaining the postures, the Christian year, the colors used during various seasons, and all the elements in the Service of the Eucharist. Original.

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.

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 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 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.

Welcome to Church Music & The Hymnal 1982

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819229431

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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• First new addition to the popular and well-established “Welcome to” series in years • First volume to introduce and explain church music and congregational singing for beginners The book discusses the importance of hymn singing and service music in Episcopal worship, as well as the history, structure, and content of The Hymnal 1982. While most parishioners participate in music making at some level (such as singing hymns or common responses), fewer people might understand the specific genres that comprise the music of an Episcopal worship service or the liturgical meaning behind each selection. This book provides a more in-depth understanding of this rich and complex tradition, discussing the history and evolution of music within the Episcopal Church, including its Anglican roots. Additional topics--such as psalm singing, anthems, major works, organs, and other Anglican traditions (such as Lessons and Carols)--are also addressed. Music is an essential element in Anglican worship; in fact, The Hymnal 1982 is used in virtually every Episcopal service of worship that involves singing. While most parishioners participate in music making at some level (such as singing hymns or common responses), fewer people might understand the specific genres that comprise the music of an Episcopal worship service or the liturgical meaning behind each selection. This book provides a more in-depth understanding of this rich and complex tradition, discussing the history and evolution of music within the Episcopal Church, including its Anglican roots. The book is designed to help clarify—and simplify—the importance of hymn singing and service music in Episcopal worship, as well as explain the history, structure, and content of The Hymnal 1982.

Speaking to the Soul

Daily Readings for the Christian Year

Author: Vicki K. Black

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819227218

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The flourishing website known as the Episcopal Café (www.episcopalcafe.org) produced by the Diocese of Washington attracts several thousand visitors a day. Its popular column “Speaking to the Soul,” which contains a concise, well-developed spiritual reflection for every day of the year, draws from many different sources, including scripture, church history, saints’ biographies, books of prayers, liturgies, and ancient and contemporary theologians and spiritual writers. This daily reader grew out of that column. It follows the Episcopal Church’s liturgical seasons and includes observation of major feast days as well as saints’ days. The reading for a particular saint’s day might be taken from the saint’s writings, prayers, or biography, or might develop a theme such as martyrdom or growth in the spirit. Other readings focus on particular emphases of the seasons (the Incarnation during Advent and Christmas; spiritual disciplines during Lent); or speak more generally to the Christian life (prayer, discipleship, ministry, the sacraments, conflict and reconciliation, and so on). Readings are taken from every century of the church’s life, with particular attention to how the writings and experiences of earlier Christians can shed light on the difficulties, joys, and concerns of the church today. Excerpts are long enough to give a satisfying and complete context of the writer’s intended meaning.

Radical Welcome

Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation

Author: Stephanie Spellers

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898695205

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Drawing on interviews with more than 200 church leaders and in-depth studies of eight congregations, this accessible and inspiring book presents a fresh vision for the mainline church – and the practical tools communities need to release fear, plan for ch

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 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.

Issues in Prayer Book Revision

Author: Robert W. Prichard

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1640651268

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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• Focused on a topic of wide interest to the Episcopal Church • Essays from academics across the spectrum of perspectives The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music sought input from multiple sources in order to better understand the charge of the General Convention of 2015 suggesting that it present a plan for the revision of the Book of Common Prayer to the 2018 Convention. While the individual chapters of this volume raise a variety of differing issues, they share a common assumption—that one of the sources of information for the Standing Commission and the Church in its deliberations ought to be the community of academically trained liturgical scholars. The hope of this volume is to open a conversation across the church that will continue in the future.

Call on Me

A Prayer Book for Young People

Author: Sharon Ely Pearson,Jenifer C. Gamber

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819228508

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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This prayer book designed for teens draws on the Book of Common Prayer, the Bible and events that occur in their daily lives. This creative compilation of over 100 original prayers offers simple and insightful instruction about prayer. It offers a wealth of diverse prayers on all manner of topics from prayers for the days of the week, to seasons of the year. Youth will find prayers to celebrate personal achievements and to address obstacles to grace and faith. The structure of the book will be in three parts: Common Prayer, including Morning Prayer, Compline, and Prayers of the People. Evening Prayer will not be included because most teens are busy with homework, sports and other extracurricular programs at that time. Compline is a popular liturgy at retreats for youth. Kinds of Prayer: Traditional and original prayers of adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession and petition. Personal Prayer: Divided into categories: Faith, Through the Day, Through the Year, Self, Milestones, Friends and Family, School and Work, Community and Work. Prayers include Confirmation, obtaining a driver’s license, death of a friend, graduation, argument with a parent, moving, going to camp, table graces, seasons of the Church year, homelessness, joy, thoughts of suicide, reconciliation. A prayer and scripture index are also included. A website www.episcopalprayer.org will support the book, inviting youth to share their own prayers.

The Anglican Vision

Author: James E. Griffiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1561011436

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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In this book, James Griffiss provides an introduction to the Anglican tradition. After discussing the Episcopal Church today and the ways in which it has changed over the past fifty years, Griffiss shows how the Anglican approach has been lived out in its history, spirituality, mission, worship, and approach to Scripture. Throughout, the book stresses the place of Anglicanism in the late twentieth century and its ability to be both flexible and traditional in rapidly changing cultures. Includes a study guide, list of resources, and suggestions for further reading.--From publisher's description.

The Book of Common Prayer

A Biography

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691154817

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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"A beautifully lucid introduction to the origins and use of one of the most significant religious texts in the English-speaking world. Alan Jacobs helps us to understand not only the book but also the Christian sensibility of the whole Anglican tradition and the culture it nourished."--Dr. Rowan Williams, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge "The "Book of Common Prayer," often thought of as a source of Anglican stability, has led an interesting life of many changes. Jacobs tracks them all like a shrewd detective."--Garry Wills, author of "What the Gospels Meant" "From pious aspiration to ruthless politics, and from bonfires of hated communion rails to the Star Wars prayer, the history of the "Book of Common Prayer," in Alan Jacobs' hands, is both an education and a bright panorama. I can hardly remember another read so swift yet at the same time so helpful."--Sarah Ruden, author of "Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time" "Few texts have had as much influence on the language, culture, and religious life of English-speaking nations as the "Book of Common Prayer." Alan Jacobs masterfully distills its history with a poetic touch that is at once scholarly, reverential, and highly engaging. There is no better introduction or guide to the "Book of Common Prayer" than this one."--Carlos Eire, author of "A Very Brief History of Eternity" "Alan Jacobs traces the life of the "Book of Common Prayer" as it has grown and changed over its four-hundred-year history, responding to social and historical conditions and to its own inner convictions and complexities. Many books have been written about the "Book of Common Prayer," but this one is uniquely compact, illuminating, and moving."--Edward Mendelson, Columbia University "This book is a pleasure to read. Alan Jacobs's writing is informed, lucid, accessible, and witty. I know of no other work that is comparable."--R.W.L. Moberly, Durham University