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The Compleat Book of Common Prayer, Abridged



pictures of Book of Common Prayer on shelf and open


We recently wrapped a series on the book of Psalms, and participants asked for resources around the Book of Common Prayer. Join Rev. Kevin and others online via Zoom for a fun review of the riches of our prayer tradition and what it means to be Episcopalian. Each session takes a tour of part of the Book of Common Prayer to see how it organizes part of our common spiritual life. Register here. (Registration required.)

  • 10/19: Organizing Time
  • 10/26: Organizing Worship
  • 11/9: Organizing the Body
  • 11/16: Organizing the Soul

Recommended Resources:

  • Leonel Mitchell and Ruth Meyers, Praying Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer, Rev. ed. (New York: Seabury, 2016).
  • Marion J. Hatchett, Commentary on the American Prayer Book (New York: Seabury, 1980).
  • James W. Farwell, The Liturgy Explained (New York: Morehouse, 2016).
  • Charles Hefling and Cynthia Shattuck, eds., The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).