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Book of Common Prayer by Church of England
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Apr 08, 2011

really liked it

There's a mistake in the listing: this is the liturgy of the Episcopal Church in the USA, not the Church of England.

This is my church's standard liturgy. I use it when I lead services at a local nursing home. I prefer the older prayer books (stronger language, stronger theology), but the greater variety of services in the '79 book is helpful; and the more basic language is good for some contexts.

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^ Please do browse the website of the Prayer Book Society (England): www.pbs.org.uk and follow the weblinks it recommends, including to the US Prayer Book Society (who, I’m sure, would love to hear from you). The American BCP 1928 is of the same family as the BCP 1662 (England). However, theologically the BCP 1979 (USA) is of an entirely different species to that of the American 1928, the English 1662 (authorised), and the English 1928 (selective services authorised).

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