Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer


Total votes: 159

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) plans to present the 2018 General Convention with four options regarding the possible revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, commission chair.

The options, discussed in detail on the SCLM’s blog, are...

Total votes: 472
March 24, 2011

The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) issued a statement March 24 concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) and the Holy Week liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer.

The statement was prepared during the commission's March 15...

Total votes: 96
October 13, 2009

One of the best known texts from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the Baptismal Covenant. We often refer to it by title – "Our Baptismal Covenant calls us to work for justice and peace," or "the Baptismal Covenant makes us all evangelists" – with the expectation that our audience knows exactly...

Total votes: 315
November 16, 2007

In early June, on an otherwise routine Monday morning, I received a call from my friend Sam, who lives in Arkansas. I felt a chill at the sound of Sam's voice, and with good reason: Sam had called to tell me that his wife, Dana, had died in her sleep the previous night.

Dana was not just...

Total votes: 281
June 27, 2007

Memories of the American Revolution will be invoked July 1 when Christ Church in Philadelphia uses in worship its Revolutionary Book of Common Prayer, which its vestry altered on July 4, 1776 crossing out the name of King George.


The Continental Congress, meeting in...

Total votes: 275
June 19, 2007

The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) intends to publish a collection of essays in connection with its plan to revise the Book of Common Prayer's rites of confession and reconciliation.

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer M. Phillips, a SCLM member who will edit the...

Total votes: 303
June 16, 2006

Revise the Book of Common Prayer and more young people might show up at General Convention, a youth contingent told members of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Committee at a June 16 hearing on resolution D061.

"Our prayer book is already outdated and it is hard for my generation to...

Total votes: 329
December 6, 2004

The Convocation of American Churches in Europe has announced the release of a German/English edition of Selected Liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer. The translation was completed by a team of clergy and lay people at Episcopal parishes in Munich and Frankfurt, and represents an historic...

Total votes: 257
May 1, 2004

The Episcopal Church, having its roots in the Church of England, is also an Anglican Church. Like all Anglican churches, the Episcopal Church is distinguished by the following characteristics:

Protestant, Yet Catholic Anglicanism stands squarely in the Reformed tradition, yet considers...

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