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The Book of Common Prayer

 

Sessions

References

 

The Book of Common Prayer is one of the hallmarks of the Episcopal Church, connecting us to our Anglican roots and Communion members around the world. What do you know about its history, contents, and role in our worship and theology? In this three part series Sundays, August 16, 23 and 30, 2009, we explored our BCP.

The series was led by the Rev. Marilyn Baldwin and the Rev. Debra Welch

 

Sessions

(Titles are based on chapters in our primary reference)

Downloads*

 

PDF Format

PowerPoint

Week 1: Overview. Current book; History, Historical Documents, Catechism

Presentation (897 KB)

Presentation (3345 KB)

Week 2: Sacraments & Sacramental Rites. Services; Pastoral Offices; Supplementary books

Presentation (826 KB)

Presentation (2230 KB)

Week 3: Church Year. Daily Office, Calendar, Psalter, Lectionaries

Presentation (689 KB)

Presentation (2062 KB)

All three sessions in one file

Presentation (1833 KB)

Presentation (5175 KB)

 

*To download a presentation file, overhead set or handout, click and hold (Macintosh) on the link in the bright blue box under the desired format,  or right-click (Windows) the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link as." Information on the format of the downloadable files can be found here.

 

Presentations were by the Rev. Marilyn Baldwin and the Rev. Debra Welch.

 

 

 

References

 

 

References

The Book of Common Prayer

Hatchett, Marion J: Commentary on the American Prayer Book. New York; HarperCollins, 1995.

Mitchell, Leonel L.: Praying Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer. New York; Morehouse, 1991.

Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Minnesota (or other specific diocese)