An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Prayer Book Concordance, The

An examination of word usage in the 1979 BCP. This volume was published in 1988 by the Church Hymnal Corporation. It was edited by Galen Bushey. There are 6,423 separate and distinct words which appear at least once in the 1979 BCP. The first section of this book is a concordance (alphabetical index of words with their contexts) of all the spoken words in the BCP, and the second section is a concordance of all the word references for the rubrics, notes, and historical documents in the BCP. The second section concerns those parts of the BCP which are never used aloud in a service of worship. There is also a glossary which lists all the words and the number of their occurrences in the BCP.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.