Book of Common Prayer


February 26, 2019

“The Episcopal Church is in the process of developing new translations of its Book of Common Prayer 1979 into Spanish, French and Creole,” said the Rev. Dr. Juan M.C. Oliver, custodian of the Book of Common Prayer.  

“For some time now, the Church has been aware of the need for new...

February 26, 2019

L’Eglise Episcopale a commencé une nouvelle traduction du Livre de Prière Commune (Book of Common Prayer 1979) en Espagnol, Français et Créole, a déclaré le Révérend Dr. Juan M.C. Oliver, le Custode Liturgique pour le Livre du Prière Commune. 

« Depuis un certain temps, l’Eglise s’est...

February 26, 2019

“La Iglesia Episcopal ha comenzado el proyecto de crear nuevas traducciones del Libro de Oración Común 1979 al español, francés y kreyol haitiano,” ha declarado el Revdo. Dr. Juan M.C. Oliver, Guardián del Libro de Oración Común. 

“Por hace ya algún tiempo, la Iglesia ha estado...

September 27, 2017

Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime shakes hands with parishioners outside St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks after a Sunday worship service on Sept. 24. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] St. Matthew’s...

December 6, 2016

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) plans to present the 2018 General Convention with four options regarding the possible revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, commission chair.

The options, discussed in detail on the SCLM’s blog, are...

March 24, 2011

The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) issued a statement March 24 concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) and the Holy Week liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer.

The statement was prepared during the commission's March 15...

October 12, 2009

One of the best known texts from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the Baptismal Covenant. We often refer to it by title – "Our Baptismal Covenant calls us to work for justice and peace," or "the Baptismal Covenant makes us all evangelists" – with the expectation that our audience knows exactly...

November 15, 2007

In early June, on an otherwise routine Monday morning, I received a call from my friend Sam, who lives in Arkansas. I felt a chill at the sound of Sam's voice, and with good reason: Sam had called to tell me that his wife, Dana, had died in her sleep the previous night.

Dana was not just...

June 27, 2007

Memories of the American Revolution will be invoked July 1 when Christ Church in Philadelphia uses in worship its Revolutionary Book of Common Prayer, which its vestry altered on July 4, 1776 crossing out the name of King George.


The Continental Congress, meeting in...

June 19, 2007

The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) intends to publish a collection of essays in connection with its plan to revise the Book of Common Prayer's rites of confession and reconciliation.

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer M. Phillips, a SCLM member who will edit the...


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The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society is an independent charitable organization that exists f

The Society is composed of faithful Episcopalians (Anglicans) who seek to keep alive in the chur

A publication of the Anglican Society which was to promote the Catholic doctrine, discipline and

An organization dedicated to the use of the 1928 Prayer Book (previous Book of Common Prayer) wi