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The Book of Common Prayer*

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The Annotated Book of Common Prayer, John Henry Blunt.  The most in depth study of the Book of Common Prayer we know about, and in three files to purchase and download. You must see the Table of Contents for each file. It begins with 1548 and goes to the later Prayer Books, and then covers every part of it, such as Psalter, feasts, calendar, Morning Prayer, Holy Communion, every season, every saint day, Psalms, Scottish book of 1637 and much more!
 
 

Annotated BCP, Volume 1. 586 pages.
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Annotated BCP, Volume 2. 679 pages.
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Annotated BCP, Volume 3. 704 pages.
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The Case for Incense, H. Westall. 181 pages. There are historical and theological arguments for incense. See the Table of Contents. (Table of Contents)

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Collects of the Day, Volume 1, Edward Goulburn. 393 pages. Invaluable work for those who use the Book of Common Prayer. Takes each Collect beginning with the First Sunday in Advent through the whole calendar year, and discusses the history of it, how it fits with the passages assigned to be read for that day. The Introduction is worth the small price in discussing the origin, structure, and sources of the collects along with how the Reformation contributed to this! TEXT SEARCHABLE, and also the Church Calendar is in the margin for easy navigation. SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS.  (Table of Contents)


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Collects of the Day, Volume 2, Edward Goulburn. 503 pages. This volume completes the set on the Collects, including the saints days. No Anglican pastor should be without this very helpful set in preaching through the lectionary. (Table of Contents)


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Everyman's History of the Prayer Book, Percy Dearmer. 194 pages. This work has a lot of graphics and cuts in it so it is a large file. SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS. Even has the churching of women. (Table of Contents)
 

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Heart of the Prayer Book, William E. Cox. 163 pages. This work is an in-depth analysis of all aspects of the Book of Common Prayer, as well as its relationship to life, the Church, the Bible, and religion.  (Table of Contents)
 

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History of the Use of Incense, E.G. Cuthbert Atchley. 519 pages. Lot of graphics so large file. Divided into non-Christian and Christian uses of incense. (Table of Contents)
 

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The Holy Spirit and the Prayer Book, James Haughton. 310 pages. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament, the Prayer Book, and the two together, form a complete overview of God the Spirit. See the Table of Contents. (Table of Contents)


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Liturgy and Society, A.G. Hebert. 218 pages. Most unusual book (see Table of Contents), but it covers the early church and the modern church. Very interesting to see how worship and society should interact. (Table of Contents)


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Parson's Handbook, Percy Dearmer. 443 pages. Very valuable for the Anglican pastor and has many graphics in it. NECESSARY for the ministry. (Table of Contents)
 

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Pastoral Use of the Prayer Book, William Paret. 137 pages. Covers how to read, Holy Communion, baptism, private baptism, catechism, confirmation, marriage, visitation, and many other things. (Table of Contents)
 


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Principles of Religious Ceremonial, W.H. Frere. 262 pages. (See the table of contents.) (Table of Contents)
 

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Some Principles of Liturgical Reform, W.H. Frere. 150 pages. Church year calendar, use of the Holy Scriptures, the Lord's Prayer, baptism, confirmation, burial, and much more. A must for Anglican ministers. (Table of Contents)


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*What Is the Book of Common Prayer?

The Book of Common Prayer is a book used in worship, guiding us in how to approach the Triune God. It is modeled on the New Testament book of Romans, starting with the absolute glory of God, and moving from our sin to God’s grace to our response of faith. It is not only used in public worship, but also has a guide for family prayers, as well as a catechism, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the creeds of the Church. In addition, The Reformed Episcopal Church’s Prayer Book has the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion printed in the back, not just as a historical document, but as the doctrinal standard for Anglicanism, written during the 1500s as part of the heritage of the Reformation.

Though some Christians consider using a book in worship to be vain repetition, a crutch, or mechanical rather than spiritual, using a written liturgy for worship services has been a part of the life of the Church since its beginning. In fact, it is impossible not to use a liturgy, for everyone does something in worship, and how much better to take God seriously enough to plan for our time with Him! We would not meet the leader of a nation with a high five and a joke; rather, we would plan carefully how to address him.

Furthermore, the Book of Common Prayer has often rightly been called the layman’s theology, for it gives us the ancient creeds of the Church, which means the faith the Church has confessed for centuries, especially the Holy Trinity, creation, the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the Second Coming of Christ. Moreover, the Prayer Book is a complete book for life, having three services (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Holy Communion), and begins from baptism as a baby, to Confirmation, to marriage, to death. There are prayers for all seasons and occasions to help one express himself to God. The Book of Common Prayer (assuming an orthodox one, like the 1928 or 1662) is primarily to be commended because it is rooted in Scripture; a majority of the liturgy is taken word for word from Scripture. In some liturgical services, there are four readings from the Bible (Old Testament, Psalms, Gospels, epistles), and at all services at least two scriptural readings. So if you want the Bible, you want a liturgical service! The books sold on this page are designed to help us understand the Book of Common Prayer so it will be to your advantage to get at least one!


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