Critique: While the Gettysburg Address is arguably one of the most important and succinct presidential addresses in the history of America, and one that has been studied hundreds of times over the last century, "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer
" offers a unique and deftly insightful perspective that will have an enduring impact on how scholars and academicians perceive Abraham Lincoln's timely and timeless message to the people of his war torn day that continues to resonate down to our own time.
Perhaps Stempel could not supply as much type as Updike needed for The Book of Common Prayer
. Perhaps Updike balked at the cost.
The Book of Common Prayer
prescribed a set form, which was distasteful to Puritans.
The story of the revisions of the English Book of Common Prayer
is sometimes told with astonishing attention to what seem, to some non-specialists, to be insignificant details.
The Book of Common Prayer
of 1662 - which most church-going Victorians would have known by heart - will be used.
The book offers an overview of their careers, details on their involvement in political matters, and their contrasting relationships with the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
. It concludes with a brief overview of the conduct of American and Canadian bishops at the early Lambeth Conferences.
Professor Jeremy Dibble, a hymnologist at Durham University, said: "It was the only Christmas hymn to be approved by the Church of England in the 18th century and this allowed it to be disseminated across the country with the Book of Common Prayer
It convincingly demonstrates the centrality of the influential (and, among literary critics, understudied) Book of Common Prayer
to an emerging national culture.
Nobody loves the Book of Common Prayer
(in both our languages) more than I but even I heave a sigh of relief to know that in 1859 the special service to commemorate the Brad Y Pwdr Gwn/Gunpowder Treason (with all its deprecations of other Christians) was struck out of that book.
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is on record supporting same-sex marriage, but priests can't perform same-sex weddings unless the national church changes rules for the use of rites in the Book of Common Prayer
. Those rites are currently limited to heterosexual couples.
Spiritually, I have been nourished by Anglican liturgy, particularly the Book of Common Prayer
, which, alas, Anglicans have almost completely abandoned.
Liturgy must be in the vernacular; it must be "understanded of the people." 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.
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 royal displays of affection include a pocket watch, a silver pipe and a Book of Common Prayer