"Copyright 1973 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer" -- verso of t.-p.
"This edition of the revised forms of services most frequently used in the Episcopal Church has been put together with the purpose of providing, at as low a cost as possible, all that the people in the pews would normally need for the public recitation of the Daily Office and the celebration of Holy Communion, including the complete Psalter. Hence it is described as a 'pew edition'. It is not the draft of a revised Book of Common Prayer; nor is it a complete collection of all the revised materials needed for the conduct of regular public worship on Sundays, other Holy Days , or weekdays. The revised services are reproduced as authorized by the General Convention of 1973, in both the more familiar 'traditional' style and the more contemporary speech of today" (p. vii). .... The purpose of this pew edition is to facilitate the kind of regular, orderly, and prayerful use of the most frequently used services, which should make it possible for all congregations that wish to take a responsible part in the process of Prayer Book revision, to do so; or at the very least, to become acquainted, through use, with what is likely to be proposed" (p. xiii). -- Preface.
Contents divided into seven main sections: Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission, Rt. Rev. Chilton Powell, Chairman -- Calendar of the Church Year -- Holy Baptism -- A Form for Confirmation or the Laying-On of Hands by the Bishop with the Affirmation of Baptismal Vows -- The Holy Eucharist -- Morning and Evening Prayer -- The Psalter.
Holy Baptism section contains: Additional Directions and Suggestions.
The Holy Eucharist section contains: Schedule of Optional Changes and Variations -- First Service -- A Penitential Order -- Second Service -- An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist -- Forms of Intercession -- Offertory Sentences -- Music for Sursum Corda -- Proper Prefaces -- Additional Directions and Suggestions.
Morning and Evening Prayer section contains: 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 -- Concerning the Lectionary -- The Psalter.
"This pew edition consists of reprints from several publications as follows: The Calendar (from "Lesser Feasts and Fasts", 1973); Holy Baptism and A Form for Confirmation or the Laying-On of Hands by the Bishop with the Affirmation of Baptismal Vows (from Prayer Book Studies 16, 1973); The Holy Eucharist (from Prayer Book Studies 21 and "Services for Trial Use", 1970); Morning and Evening Prayers (from "The Daily Office", Prayer Book Studies 17, 1973); The Psalter (from "The Prayer Book Psalter Revised", 1973)." -- p. .
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.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- What Does the Healthy and Authentic Living Project Look Like ? -- Appreciating Liturgy -- Discovering What God is Like: The Word -- Approaching the Eucharist -- Living Every Day in Gratitude -- How the History of the Prayer Book Contributes to the Healthy and Authentic Living Project -- The Power of Music and Symbol -- Appendix One: An Instructed Eucharist: For a Congregation to Understand What is Going On -- Appendix Two: Liturgy and Transformation: For the Scholar -- Notes -- Additional Resources.
"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.
"In this provocative collection of [eleven] essays, noted liturgist and author Willian Seth Adams challenges the church to examine its thinking and assumptions about how Christians worship. Warning that `the way we've always done `it' may no longer be a valid premise. Adams says that the church must think something different, do something different and, finally, move some physical and emotional furniture. These essays, originally published in a variety of collections and journals, have finally been brought together in one stimulating volume and that will be a valuable resource for the general reader and the seasoned liturgical scholar" -- back cover.
Contents divided into three main sections: Part One: Thinking Something Different -- Part Two: Doing Something Different -- Part Three: Moving the Furniture.
Contents: Foreword -- Christian Liturgy, Scripture and the Jews: A Problematic in Jewish Christian Relations -- Expansive Language: A Matter of Justice -- The Prayer Book Theology of Ministry -- The Eucharistic Assembly: Who Presides ? -- Given and Shed for Whom? : A Study of the Words of Administration -- On Liturgical Hospitality -- De-coding the Obvious: Reflections on Baptismal Ministry in the Episcopal Church -- An Apology for Variable Liturgical Space -- Theology and Liturgical Space: Saying What We Mean --The Place of the Dead: Christian Burial and the Liturgical Environment -- Preaching and the Potential of Liturgical Space -- Afterword.
"Originally published in 1983 by the Seabury Press" -- verso of t.-p.
"Rev. ed. of: The prayer book guide to Christian education. 1983".
"Essentially a companion guide to the BCP, this book is useful for families who pray or study at home, altar guilds, teachers, Education for Ministry mentors, editors of parish publications, and especially clergy. Moving chronologically through the calendar of seasons and commemorations Russell first defines and describes the season; reviews major saints and holidays; provides themes, great words, symbols, traditions, and social justice themes for the season, as well as great Bible stories and events and even looks at the season through the eyes of a child. ... Next he explores the lectionary texts for each Sunday of the season, for all three cycles. This is an important resource book for every congregation". [From review by Sally Bucklee, cited on Ecunet meeting COWLEY PUBLICATIONS, dated 23 September 1996.
Contents: Foreword / Joseph P. Russell -- Introduction -- Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany -- Lent -- Holy Week -- Easter -- Ascension Day -- The Day of Pentecost -- Trinity Sunday -- The Season After Pentecost -- Appendix.
"'Prayer Book Parallels' arranges the texts of the public services and pastoral offices of the 1979 'Book of Common Prayer' in columns parallel to their structural and textual predecessors. Additional noted identify smaller changes in the texts and provide additional liturgical material. .... [It] is also designed to be used with Brightmann's 'The English Rite', enabling the reader to compare the text of the English and American liturgical tradition from 1549 through 1979". -- back of dust jacket.
"This volume brings to a close 'Prayer Book Parallels', the first part of Anglican Liturgy in America'. .... this volume has gone beyond expectations in a number of ways. The reader will find that earlier sources and better texts for the ancient collects are supplied than were available to Brightman when 'The English Rite' was prepared. Modern sources for the newer collects have also been located and presented here with their authors identified. Some collects can be seen to have textual sources not previously identified by commentators. Finally, the preparation of the Psalter has proven to be a fascinating study: the text itself, like its versification and visual presentation, has gone through more evolution than we sometimes suppose when we imagine that the Coverdale version continued unmodified until 1979". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / dated New Haven, Holy Cross Day [14 September]. 1990 -- The Collects, Part One -- The Collects, Part Two -- Family Prayer -- Prayers at Sea -- Articles of Religion -- The Psalter -- Texts and Documents.
"Copyright 1971 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer" -- verso of t.-p.
"Certificate. I certify that the texts in this edition of 'Services for Trial Use' conform to the texts in 'Prayer Book Studies' 18 through 24 as authorized for trial use by the General Convention of 1970. Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer" -- verso of t.-p.
"The several services contained in this book have been authorized by the 63rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church, in Houston, Texas, for trial use during the triennium 1971-1973. These forms of worship were prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission in partial fulfillment of the Plan for Prayer Book Revision adopted by the General Convention in 1967. They are offered for trial use throughout the Church as alternatives to the corresponding services in The Book of Common Prayer, for study and for use in situations of actual worship, with a view to their further development and elaboration. They are not, at this stage, proposed as amendments to, or as substitutes for, the services in the Prayer Book". -- Preface.
Contents divided into seven main sections: Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission -- The Calendar of the Church Year -- Holy Baptism with the Laying-on-of-Hands -- The Holy Eucharist -- The Psalter: Part I -- The Daily Office -- Pastoral Offices -- The Ordinatino of Bishops, Priests and Deacons -- The Proper of the Sundays and Other Holy Days.
The Holy Eucharist section contains: First Service -- A Penitential Order -- Second Service -- An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist -- Forms of Intercession -- Offertory Sentences -- Music for Sursum Corda -- Proper Prefaces.
The Daily Office section contains: Morning and Evering Prayer -- First Order -- Second Order -- Preces and Suffrages Noted -- Canticles -- Order of Service for Noonday -- Order of Service for Close of Day -- Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families.
Pastoral Offices section contains: The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage -- Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child -- A Form of Commitment to Christian Service -- The Ministration to the Sick and the Suffering --The Reconciliation of a Penitent -- The Anointing of the Sick -- The Order for Private Communion -- Prayers for the Dying -- The Burial of the Dead -- First Service -- Second Service.
The Ordination of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons section contains: The Ordination of a Bishop -- The Ordination of a Priest -- The Ordination of a Deacon -- A Litany for the Ministry -- The Litany Noted for Chant.
The Proper of the Sundays and Other Holy Days section contains: Advent -- Christmas -- The Epiphany -- Lent -- Holy Week -- Easter -- Sundays after Pentecost -- Holy Days -- Common of Saints -- Special Occasions.
Cover title: A short Book of Common Prayer in the common speech of today.
"Recommended for use in special situations when authorized by the Bishop".
"c1970 by Charles Mortimer Guibert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer". -- verso of t.-p.
"In recent years, it has become clear that for an increasing number of the Church's congregations the language of the Book of Common Prayer presents real difficulties. These are mainly congregations, both in the cities and in the country, whose members have been accustomed to worship in another language, but who now desire, mostly for the sake of their young people, to have at least parts of the Services in English. .... With the needs of these congregations in mind, the General Convention of 1967 responded to a request from the Missionary District of Alaska, and 'authorized and directed' the Standing Liturgical Commission 'to prepare . . . and to publish, an edition of the Book of Common Prayer in simple, basic, English for use in the Missionary District of Alaska and in other situations in this Church where the linguistic needs of congregations make such a version necessary'." -- Preface.
"The aim of the translator in preparing this Book has been to present the Church's services in a style of English which is close to the form of the language as it is commonly spoken today, and also dignified, reverent, correct, and pleasing to the ear. While no rigid limits were set regarding vocabulary, effort has been made to avoid unnecessary complication. In the choice of words and in grammatical structure, the translator has been guided by the example of the American Bible Society's version of the New Testament, 'Good News for Modern Man'. .... In the course of translation, there was constant reference to the pioneering work in this field, 'A Book of Common Prayer in Simple English', set forth by the Diocese of Melanesia, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. With their gracious permission, a number of their renderings have been adopted. .... This provisional edition does not contain all the material which may be found in the official Book of Common Prayer. It does, however, contain the most frequently used services, and presents them in the same order." -- Translator's Intro.
Contents: Acknowledgment -- Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission, Chilton Powell, Chairman .... Leo Malania, Co-ordinator -- Translator's Introduction dated Brooklyn, New York, The Day of Pentecost, 1970 / Howard E. Galley, Jr. -- Morning and Evening Prayer : Opening Sentences and Confession -- The Service of Morning Prayer -- The Service of Evening Prayer -- Directions and Suggestions for the Leader -- The Litany -- Prayers for Different Occasions -- Absolutions and Blessings -- The Holy Communion -- Additional Directions for the Minister -- A selection of Collects for the Church Year -- At the Communion of the Sick -- Table of Epistles and Gospels -- Holy Baptism -- Baptism in Emergency -- Confirmation -- The Marriage Service -- The Funeral Service -- The Funeral of a Child -- Psalms and Canticles -- Table of suggested Psalms for weekdays -- Tables of Psalms for Sundays and Holy Days -- Selections from the Psalter -- Canticles arranged for singing -- The Church Year -- The Calendar -- Table of Movable Holy Days -- Personal and Family Prayer -- Morning Prayers -- Evening Prayers.