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 An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, that “Anglican liturgical piety has been rooted in the Prayer Book tradition since the publication of the first English Prayer Book in 1549.”
We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer. The prayer book, most recently revised in 1979, contains our liturgies, our prayers, our theological documents, and much, much more.
- Follow this link to the Church Publishing, Inc. website where you can access the Spanish-language version of the Book of Common Prayer, El Libro de Oración Común, as a free PDF.
- Follow this link to the Church Publishing, Inc. website where you can access the French-language version of the Book of Common Prayer, Le Livre de la Prière Commune, as a free PDF