The draft proposed Book of Common Prayer and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church : According to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of American otherwise known as The Episcopal Church Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David
Cover title: The Draft Proposed Book of Common Prayer and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church.
"Copyright 1976 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer" -- verso of t.-p.
"Presented to the General Convention of 1976 by the Standing Liturgical Commission in compliance with the directions of the General Convention of 1073". -- p. .
Contents divided into sixteen main sections: [Introductory Material] -- The Daily Office -- The Great Litany -- The Collects: Traditional -- The Collects: Contemporary -- Proper Liturgies for Special Days -- Holy Baptism -- The Holy Eucharist -- Pastoral Offices -- Episcopal Services -- The Psalter, or Psalms of David -- Prayers and Thanksgivings -- An Outline of the Faith, or Catechism -- Historical Documents of the Church (including the Articles of Religion) -- Tables for Finding the Date of Easter and other Holy Days -- The Lectionary -- Daily Office Lectionary.
Introductory section contains: The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer (1789) -- The Preface dated Philadelphia, October, 1789 -- Concerning the Service of the Church -- The Calendar of the Church Year.
The Daily Office section contains: Daily Morning Prayer: Rite One -- Daily Evening Prayer: Rite One -- Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two -- Noonday Prayer -- Daily Evening Prayer: Rite Two -- Order of Worship for the Evening -- Compline -- Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families -- Table of Suggested Canticles.
The Collects: Traditional section contains: Seasons of the Year -- Holy Days -- Common of Saints -- Various Occasions.
The Collects: Contemporary section contains: Seasons of the Year -- Holy Days -- Common of Saints -- Various Occasions.
Proper Liturgies for Special Days section contains: Ash Wednesday -- Palm Sunday -- Maundy Thursday -- Good Friday -- Holy Saturday -- The Great Vigil of Easter.
The Holy Eucharist section contains: An Exhortation -- A Penitential Order: Rite One -- The Holy Eucharist: Rite One -- A Penitential Order: Rite Two -- The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two -- Prayers of the People -- Communion under Special Circumstances -- An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist.
Pastoral Offices section contains: Confirmation -- A Form of Commitment to Christian Service -- Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage -- The Blessing of a Civil Marriage -- An Order for Marriage -- Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child -- Reconciliation of a Penitent -- Ministration to the Sick -- Ministration at the Time of Death -- Burial of the Dead: Rite One -- Burial of the Dead: Rite Two -- An Order for Burial.
Episcopal Services section contains: Ordination of a Bishop -- Ordination of a Priest -- Ordination of a Deacon -- Litany for Ordinations -- Celebration of a New Ministry -- Consecration of a Church or Chapel.
The Lectionary section contains: Year A -- Year B -- Year C -- Holy Days -- Common of Saints -- Various Occasions.
Daily Office Lectionary section contains: Seasons of the Year -- Holy Days -- Special Occasions.