"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.