An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

American Missal, The

The American Missal: The Complete Liturgy of the American Book of Common Prayer with Additional Devotional Material Appropriate to the Same. It was first published in 1931 by Morehouse Publishing Company. A revised edition appeared in 1951 with the copyright: Earle Hewitt Maddux, S.S.J.E. A note on page iv states: “this book can claim no authority from the Church and is not an authorized publication thereof; but is distinctly supplementary to, and not a substitute for, the authorized publication of the Book of Common Prayer.” It was offered as a supplement to the BCP for voluntary consideration and use. It represents an Anglo-Catholic tradition and includes collections from monastic offices, and reprinted materials from English missals and ceremonial manuals. Its expanded liturgical calendar included patron saints from various ethnic groups. See Missal Mass.

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