a “ Book of Common Prayer” today it is most likely that you would find it contained the lectionary approved by the Church of. England in within its. The Book of Common Prayer website. An “unofficial” site A Canadian site devoted to the study of the Prayer Book lectionary. Cambridge University Press. It may come as a surprise to some, but the Book of Common Prayer has not Rubrics have been changed, some services were dropped, the lectionary.

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lectiionary You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. Yes, we have other authorised lectionaries, which include the OT. Also, a rubric was also added just after the Absolution directing that the Collect for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity be read instead of the Absolution, if a Priest was not present.

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Save our Parsonages Opposes the Church of England’s sale of its traditional rectories and vicarages. I had seen the argument that the BCP HC lectionary is designed to offer a good doctrinal coverage and some believe that hearing fewer texts that come up more often the BCP being a one-year lectionary is better than hearing more Scripture with an expository rather than thematic focus the RCL using a wider range of texts in a three-year cycle, with NT and Gospels being read consecutively rather than chosen because they fit together thematically.

The following Dioceses have reciprocal links to the Prayer Book Society on their websites: Site designed and managed by Adept Website Editor. The Gunpowder Treason service for 5 Letionary. If anyone spots any errors, please let me know so that I don’t ask someone to read the wrong reading.

The rubric regarding announcements immediately following the Nicene Creed in Holy Communion used to include the phrase “and the Banns of Matrimony published”; this appears to have simply been dropped by the publisher without authorization, in You may be interested in some of the web-sites listed below.


The thing that’s always struck me as odd is that in and indeed thereafter not until ! Just a note about what is not here. When we have a Prayer Book Communion here, we would usually use the set epistle and gospel during the service.

Cranmer’s lectionary in the and books was based on the civil rather than eccesiastical year. Thank you for posting this table. Includes information about the Prayer Book funeral service.

Merbecke’s Communion service setting Merbecke’s well-known setting of the Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service is no longer readily available in print. Click on the links to visit the sites, but please remember that the Prayer Book Society is not responsible for these sites, nor does inclusion in the list below imply any endorsement by the Prayer Book Society. The Act of Uniformity was repealed inand thus was dropped from the Prayer Book; however, older editions commonly do not include it anyway or them; some have Elizabeth I’s, some Charles II’s, some both, most none.

I am interested in the and lectionaries. Good to know that there are some other resources that give you a start at least.

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I still need to look through your conclusions properly, but all kinds of things start to jump out. The basic source for most of the other changes was Lynda Howell’s excellent and comprehensive BCP site.

This edition by Stephen Trahair is freely available for general use. I searched for quite some time, and had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to manually key in such a table and that being complicated by the fact that the source document does not show the verse range; only the beginning verse.


The changes are interesting not only in themselves, but also because they can serve to help date a Prayer Book which has no printed date of publication; Books of Common Prayer printed since about are undated. Scripture references will be linked automatically to an online Bible. Skip to main content. Also in the word “Dominions” was substituted for “Kingdoms” in the Prayer for Parliament in Prayers and Thanksgivings.

Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Some books printed after this date include it, however. Those thoughts are both fairly trivial. The other is designed for use during services of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. One is for all days of the year, and is designed to help the church to read the whole Bible together during the course of a year.

Finally, slight changes in the service for the Resoration of Charles II 29 May were necessary upon his death in ; again, both old and new versions lecionary online. Many Anglican Churches across the country still use the Book of Common Prayer for some of their services.

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Hence my interest in how Cranmer’s lectionaries evolved.