Book of Common Prayer

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the Anglican service book of the Church of England

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Bunyan gave his definition of prayer based on 1 Corinthians 14:15 and proceeded to define and defend it over against insistence on the use of The Book of Common Prayer.
Jacobs is undoubtedly on solid ground when he notes that modern evangelicalism, pioneered by Whitefield, has typically preferred individual expression over the rootedness of guides such as the Book of Common Prayer.
Even the evangelical clergy (traditionally fearful of losing the protestant character of the Book of Common Prayer in any new revision), it seems, were in favor of the revised Book of Common Prayer at the ration of two to one.
The Book of Common Prayer attempts, then, to reconcile competing demands made by the government's effort to preserve uniformity of worship and the Protestant tendency to proliferate competing versions of religious experience through individuals' encounter with the vernacular Bible.
The congregation uses the 1928 Book of Common prayer that many Anglicans consider ``the last good one.
Grounded in the rich Elizabethan and Jacobean language of Thomas Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and of the King James' Version of the Bible, they are yet as individual and particular as Austen's more familiar work in voice and subject, and the language choices the author made yield an informed and interesting commentary upon the characters and worlds of her six novels.
Almost before the ink was dry on the SBH, a shift took place in the general attitude toward the classic sixteenth-century Tudor style of the Book of Common Prayer, not least because of the way the Revised Standard Version (1952) of the Bible had taken the field.
Some years ago, in the library of Trinity College, Toronto, I found a copy of the Book of Common Prayer printed in shorthand.
Modern liturgists, throwing off the shackles of four hundred years of the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible, had ready to hand the professional prose of scholarship--language that begins with an answer and proceeds to arrive at it in carefully rationed increments, rather than language that begins with an impulse and finds its way to an epiphany.
The one line from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer which I, as a child, never could understand, now takes on a new resonance: "Let the dead bury the dead.
Also on This Day: 1549: The first Book of Common Prayer compiled by Thomas Cramner issued to all Church of England dioceses; 1781: Birth of locomotive designer George Stephenson; 1870: Death of novelist Charles Dickens; 1893: Birth of American composer and lyricist Cole Porter; 1908: King Edward VII met Tsar Nicholas II on board a the Royal yacht anchored in the Baltic sea to mark the first meeting between a British monarch and a Russian tsar; 1975: First live broadcast from the House of Commons; 1976: Death of actress Dame Sybil Thorndike.
The traditional God of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer is invoked as one "unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid.
The royal displays of affection include a pocket watch, a silver pipe and a Book of Common Prayer.
This 300+ page, full-sized, illustrated directory lists more than 1,000 parishes in Anglican and Episcopal jurisdictions worldwide, all of which adhere to the traditions of faith and order in the English Church as set forth in the historic Book of Common Prayer.