Category Archives: Book of Common Prayer

The Pre-Lenten Collects


The Collects such as they are found in the Anglican Breviary are taken from the Book of Common Prayer. They are not simply translations of the pre-Reformation Collects but rather compositions especially designed for the Prayer Book. But before we get to … Continue reading

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Epiphany (ii)


“We make this assertion because this is what the liturgy itself tells us, in the very acts of making us manifest and like to Christ. The manifestation and full meaning of Christ to the world is given in the Christmas … Continue reading

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Epiphany (i)


THE MANIFESTATION OF CHRIST TO THE GENTILES: The Epiphany of the Lord.  Today’s feast is about God revealing (manifesting, disclosing) Himself in Jesus Christ. He reveals Himself in the liturgy He has given the Church and unites us to Himself … Continue reading

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Destruction of Advent


Advent. The season of great and ancient spiritual resources. a season of expectation and preparation. And for me, … a season in which The Book of Common Prayer fails me the most. It has removed a great many of the propers … Continue reading

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To use or not to use …?


The Book of Common Prayer that is. In his recent blog post Why I don’t use the Book of Common Prayer Father Jonathan Munn gave his thoughts regarding his own customs for Mass and the Divine Office. This sparked a post named Reflections … Continue reading

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Ordo Sexagesima ~ 2017


SEXAGESIMA February 19.  In the Collect by the protection of the Doctor of the Gentiles is suggested instead of by thy power which would restore the original Collect to Sexagesima Sunday.  Sunday, Sd, II Class., Violet. At Matins: All as in the Ordinary & Psalter … Continue reading

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~ What is the Anglican Breviary ? ~


In learning to use the Anglican Breviary it is good to know why one should use a Breviary and an Anglican one at that. The editors of the Anglican Breviary provide an answer tho this question which is easy to understand and will … Continue reading

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