Book of Common Prayer

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the Anglican service book of the Church of England

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The prayer, found on page 41 of the 1962 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, reads:
Perhaps Stempel could not supply as much type as Updike needed for The Book of Common Prayer.
The Book of Common Prayer prescribed a set form, which was distasteful to Puritans.
Thus as the Book of Common Prayer enters the 350th year of the 1662 edition, it is possible to think of that version as familiar and by now time honoured and hallowed by centuries of unchanged language and theology.
The Book of Common Prayer, first published in 1549 during the reign of the young Protestant, Edward VI, received its most significant revision soon after--in 1552--though it wasn't significant to the point of bewildering the public.
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.
Spiritually, I have been nourished by Anglican liturgy, particularly the Book of Common Prayer, which, alas, Anglicans have almost completely abandoned.
The congregation uses the 1928 Book of Common prayer that many Anglicans consider ``the last good one.
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.
10 The Language of the Book of Common Prayer (Oxford, 1965), 133.