"Written by Charles P. Price and Louis Weil with the assistance of a group of editorial advisors under the direction of the Church's Teaching Series Committee".
Foreword by John M. Allin.
Introduction by Alan Jones.
Includes bibliographical references, bibliography (p. 332-337) and index.
"In this volume, we have tried to do three things. In the first place, we have tried to be informative. We have sought to provide data about the development of Christian worship, and particularly Anglican worship. .... Our second purpose is really an outgrowth of the first. We hav tried to set the new Book of Common Prayer firmly in the context of this theological and historical development. We have not intended to produce a commentary on the new Prayer Book, but it is obviously impossible to discuss worship in the American Episcopal Church today without saying a great deal about the new book. .... The third goal of this book is by all odds the most important. We hope that it will help its readers better to understand the intimate, indissoluble, and mutally influential relationship between worship and living." -- Preface, pp. xiii-xiv.
Contents divided into seven main sections: Prologue -- Part One : The Meaning of Worship -- Part Two : Liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer -- Part Three : Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation -- Part Four : Regular Services: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist -- Part Five : Other Liturgies: Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services -- Epilogue.
Contents: Preface / Charles P. Price and Louis Weil -- Where We Are -- Worship and Liturgy -- The Basis of Liturgy -- Features of Liturgy -- Implications and Consequences of Liturgy -- The Background of the Prayer Book -- Anglican Prayer Books -- Holy Baptism -- Confirmation -- Introduction -- The Word of God and the Bible -- The Word of God in the Liturgy -- Morning and Evening Prayer in Today's Church -- The Holy Eucharist (I) : The Proclamation of the Word of God -- The Holy Eucharist (II) : The Holy Communion -- The Holy Eucharist (III) : Theories About the Eucharist -- The Christian Calendar -- Introduction -- Pastoral Offices (I) : For Marriage, Birth, Sickness, and Death -- Pastoral Offices (II) : For Reconciliation and Commitment -- Episcopal Services -- Living the Liturgy -- Notes -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible -- Glossary of Liturgical Terms -- Bibliography for Further Reading -- Index.
"First edition c1979 the Seabury Press, Inc. Revised edition c2000 by Morehouse Publishing." -- verso of t.-p.
"Our intention [in the first 1979 edition] was to offer to the Episcopal Church a basic book on the liturgy that would be useful to laity and clergy of the church with regard to the history and theology of Christian, and specifically Anglican, worship. We also wanted the book to help readers to understand more fully the pastoral and theological implications of the then proposed Book of Common Prayer. .... The first edition was reprinted several times, and demand for the book, especially for use in programs of lay education and for candidates studying in seminary, has never ceased. We were therefore delighted when Morehouse approached us about the possibility of publishing a second edtion. Unfortunately, Professor Price died before our work of revision was complete. We had been in consultation by telephone about the changes that Morehouse Publishing had requested. In only a few cases were revisions or clarifications of fact made for this new edition. Otherwise, our concern was to make modest but necessary editorial changes, including references to the `new' Prayer Book." -- Preface [to Revised Edition], pp. vi-vii.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface [to Revised Edition] dated Berkeley, California, September 2000 / Louis Weil -- Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible -- Note to the Reader -- Prologue -- 1. Where We Are -- Part One : The Meaning of Worship -- 2. Worship and Liturgy -- 3. The Basis of Liturgy -- 4. Features of Liturgy -- 5. Implications and Consequences of Liturgy -- Part Two : Liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer -- 6. The Background of the Prayer Book -- 7. Anglican Prayer Books -- Part Three : Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation -- 8. Holy Baptism -- 9. Confirmation -- Part Four : Regular Services: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist -- Introduction -- 10. The Word of God and the Bible -- 11. The Word of God in the Liturgy -- 12. Morning and Evening Prayer in Today's Church -- 13. The Holy Eucharist (I) : The Proclamation of the Word of God -- 14. The Holy Eucharist (II) : The Holy Communion -- 15. The Holy Eucharist (III) : Theories About the Eucharist -- 16. The Christian Calendar -- Part Five : Other Liturgies: Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services -- Introduction -- 17. Pastoral Offices (I) : For Marriage, Birth, Sickness, and Death -- 18. Pastoral Offices (II) : For Reconciliation and Commitment -- 19. Episcopal Services -- Epilogue -- 20. Living the Liturgy -- Notes -- Glossary of Liturgical Terms -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Bibliography for Further Reading -- Internet Resources -- Index.
"Prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Church". -- inside front cover.
"Copyright 1973 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer". -- inside front cover.
"This order provides a form of evening service or vespers for use, on suitable occasions, in the late afternoon or evening. It may be used as a complete rite, or as the introduction to some other service, or as the introduction to an evening meal or other activity. It is intended that singing always be included in this service. In its shorter form, it is appropriate also for use in private houses. Any part or parts of this service may be led by lay persons ...". -- Concerning the service.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Concerning the service -- An order of worship for the evening -- Additional directions and suggestions -- Commentary.
"[Prepared by] The Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Church".
"Published for the Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church by the Church Hymnal Corporation ... Copyright. 1989 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer". -- verso of t.-p.
"The language of Christian liturgical prayer springs from the deep wells of Scripture, tradition and human experience -- constantly changing and complex. .... The services in 'Prayer Book Studies 30 : Supplemental Liturgical Texts' also have as their source these distinct but entirely linked currents of prayer. While the Offices and Holy Eucharist will be readily recognized as familiar forms of Anglican prayer, structured in familiar sequence, they also reflect the increasing sensitivity of the English language that certain words, images, and phrases are changing in meaning, particularly those which contain reference to gender". -- Preface.
Contents divided into three main sections: The Daily Office -- The Holy Eucharist -- Musical Supplement.
Contents: Preface -- The Daily Office -- Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two Adapted -- Order of Worship for the Evening Adapted -- Daily Evening Prayer: Rite Two Adapted -- The Holy Eucharist -- The Holy Eucharist -- Prayers of the People -- Musical Supplement -- Daily Morning Prayer -- Order of Worship for the Evening -- Daily Evening Prayer -- The Holy Eucharist.
Cover title: The Daily Office : Morning and Evening Prayer : Services for Noonday and Close of Day : Daily Devotions.
"The Study and the Orders of Service contained in this Book were prepared by The Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church as part of the program of Prayer Book Revision authorized by the General Convention of 1967". -- title-page.
"Copyright 1970 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The first major attempt since 1928 to revise the Daily Offices was made by the Standing Liturgical Commission in 1957 with the publication of 'Prayer Book Studies VI' entitled 'Morning and Evening Prayer'. Since then, the process of liturgical revision has gathered momentum throughout the Anglican Communion and in all Christian Churches. .... The Drafting Committee on the Daily Offices was constituted as follows: The Reverend Charles W.F. Smith ... Chairman." -- Preface.
"The Standing Liturgical Commission presents for the Church's consideration two versions of the Daily Office, one in contemporary English, the other in the language of the Prayer Book and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Each version is a single form intended for both the morning and the evening Office. In addition, new services are provided for use at noonday and at the close of the day, and short forms for use by families or individuals praying alone". -- Intro., p. 5.
Contents: Preface / Chilton Powell, Chairman of the Standing Liturgical Commission [and other members] -- I. Introduction -- Notes -- Notes on the ICEt (International Consultation on English Texts) -- II. Morning and Evening Prayer -- 1. First Order -- 2. Second Order -- 3. Additional Directions and Suggestions -- 4. Music for Preces and Suffrages -- 5. Invitatory Antiphons -- 6. Sentences for Seasons and Other Occasions -- 7. Canticles and Hymns -- III. Prayer at Noonday -- IV. Prayer at Close of Day -- V. Daily Devotions -- 1. At Morning -- 2. At Noon -- 3. At Close of Day.
"Prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church as part of the Program of Prayer Book Revision authorized by The General Convention of 1967 and 1973". -- inside front cover.
"Copyright 1973 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- verso of t.-p.
"Published by The Church Hymnal Corporation, 800 Second Avenue,, New York, N.Y., 10017". -- inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The Orders of Service contained in this Study are essentially identical with those published in 'Prayer Book Studies 22'. Thus, the rationale set forth in the Introduction to that publication applies to this Study as well. Trial use has demonstrated the desirability of rearranging the various elements of each Order of Service .... It is hoped that the new arrangement will make the Offices, as printed here, easier to follow, without obscuring their structure. There were three other sources of difficulty in giving trial use to the Daily Office: First, the absence of a new lectionary ... secondly, the absence of a complete Psalter; and thirdly, the delay in the publication of 'Prayers, Thanksgivings, and Litanies; (Prayer Book Studies 25). The delay in producing all these materials was unavoidable, but these defects have now been remedied". -- Preface.
Contents divided into two main sections: Morning and Evening Prayer -- Lectionary for the Daily Office.
Contents: Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission -- Morning and Evening Prayer -- First Order -- Second Order -- Additional Directions and Suggestions -- Order of Service for Noonday -- Order of Service for Close of Day -- Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families -- Lectionary for the Daily Office -- Concerning the Lectionary -- Sundays -- Fixed Holy Days -- Weekdays and Moveable Holy Days.