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Episcopal Church Core Beliefs and Doctrines

June 29, 2020

[…] and ministries of The Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Core Beliefs and Doctrines Baptismal Covenant“Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil and renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 292). A mini catechism used at baptisms and on Easter and other special occasions, the Baptismal Covenant opens with a question-and-answer version […]

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The Book of Common Prayer

November 5, 2019

What We Believe The Book of Common Prayer The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. As Armentrout and Slocum note in their Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, that “Anglican liturgical piety has been rooted […]

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Articles of Religion

October 6, 2020

[…] believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture we do understand those canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church. Of the Names and Number of the Canonical Books.Genesis, The […]

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Timeline

June 29, 2020

[…] take over the administration of the Church in England. Destruction of monasteries ensues.1547: Henry dies. He is succeeded by Edward VI, with Edward’s uncle as Lord Protector.1549: The first Book of Common Prayer is approved, with Thomas Cranmer as the principal author.1552: The Second Book of Common Prayer is approved.1553: Edward VI dies at age 16. Mary becomes Queen, […]

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Worship and Formation Resources

December 3, 2020

[…] Para La Pandemia de COVID 19Download A Morning at the Office podcastAn Episcopal Morning Prayer Podcast Canon Williams Prays the Office – Morning and Evening Prayer on FacebookDaily Morning Prayer at 7:30 am, Daily Evening Prayer at 6 pm, according to the Book of Common Prayer (1979) Church Publishing offers Book of Common Prayer, […]

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Agreement of Full Communion – Called to Common Mission

July 7, 2020

[…] recognize in each other the essentials of the one catholic and apostolic faith as it is witnessed in the unaltered Augsburg Confession, the Small Catechism, and The Book of Common Prayer of 1979 (including “Ordination Rites” and “An Outline of the Faith”), and also as it is summarized in part in Implications of the […]

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Listings

June 30, 2020

Religious Orders and Christian Communities “Guide and sanctify, we pray, those whom You call to follow You under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 819) Religious Orders and Christian Communities Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas (CAROA)CAROA includes 23 Religious Communities in the Americas that are […]

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Book of Common Prayer, The (BCP)

Official book of worship of the Episcopal Church. The BCP provides liturgical forms, prayers, and instructions so that all members and orders of the Episcopal Church may appropriately share in common worship. Anglican liturgical piety has been rooted in the Prayer Book tradition since the publication of the first English Prayer Book in 1549. […]

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About the Revised Common Lectionary

August 4, 2020

[…] the Roman Catholic Church after Vatican II provided for a three-year cycle of Sunday readings. This Roman lectionary provided the basis for the lectionary in 1979 edition of The Book of Common Prayer, as well as for lectionaries developed by many other denominations. The Common Lectionary, published in 1983, was an ecumenical project of several American and Canadian denominations, […]

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American Church

June 29, 2020

[…] church and state. ESTABLISHMENT PERIOD By 1784, most states agreed on the need to (1) draft a binding constitution for the whole church; (2) revise the English Book of Common Prayer to make it appropriate for use in the U.S. church; and (3) obtain consecration of bishops in apostolic succession to give the U.S. […]

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Books and Print

December 14, 2020

Turn Books and Print A Way of Love Companion to An Outline of the FaithA guide that explores the Way of Love in conversation with the catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. Users explore how each of the seven practices correspond to topics like “Human Nature”, “The Christian Hope”, and “Sin and Redemption”. […]

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Prayer Book Commentary

A comprehensive study of the liturgical and theological background of a Prayer Book. During the Puritan Commonwealth in England, when the BCP was outlawed, two systematic commentaries were published: Anthony Sparrow's A Rationale or Practical Exposition upon the Book of Common Prayer (1655) and Hamon L'Estrange's The Alliance of Divine Offices (1659). Thomas Comber […]

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Proposed Book of Common Prayer

Proposals for revision of the 1928 BCP were first published by the Standing Liturgical Commission in a series of Prayer Book Studies, the first of which was published in 1950. When trial use of a revision of the eucharistic rite was authorized by the 1967 General Convention, pew copies were printed in a book […]

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Trial Use

The process of Prayer Book revision has been ongoing since the sixteenth century. The first Episcopal Prayer Book began with a process of trial use. The 1786 Proposed Prayer Book was the basis for the 1789 BCP, which was the first official Prayer Book in the Episcopal Church. During the twentieth century in the […]

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Book Annexed, The

A shortened form of the title of The Book Annexed to the Report of the Joint Committee on the Book of Common Prayer Appointed by the General Convention of MDCCCLXXX or of The Book Annexed . . . As Modified by the Action of the General Convention of MDCCCLXXXIII. These books were published in […]

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Adults

June 25, 2020

[…] of God. A Way of Love Companion to An Outline of the FaithA guide that explores the Way of Love in conversation with the catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. Users explore how each of the seven practices correspond to topics like “Human Nature”, “The Christian Hope”, and “Sin and Redemption”. Created by […]

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The Catechism

January 15, 2020

What We Believe The Catechism Offered in a question-and-answer format, the Catechism found in the back of The Book of Common Prayer (pp. 845-862) helps teach the essential truths of the Christian faith and how Episcopalians live those truths. It is also intentionally organized so as to “provide a brief summary of the Church’s teaching for […]

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Organizations and Networks

June 10, 2020

[…] Anglican Church of Canada that promotes renewal of the diaconate, supports deacons and dioceses with deacons, and engages in theological dialogue about diakonia. Bible and Common Prayer Book SocietyThe Bible and Common Prayer Book Society is an independent charitable organization that exists for a single purpose – to help provide worship materials for worshipping […]

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Prayer Book

See Book of Common Prayer, The (“BCP”).

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Young Adults

June 24, 2020

[…] Young Adults A Way of Love Companion to An Outline of the FaithA guide that explores the Way of Love in conversation with the catechism in the Book of Common Prayer. Users explore how each of the seven practices correspond to topics like “Human Nature”, “The Christian Hope”, and “Sin and Redemption”. Created by […]

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