What is the latest version of the Book of Common Prayer?
The Book of Common Prayer 2019
“The Book of Common Prayer is the Bible arranged for worship. The 2019 edition takes what was good from the modern liturgical renewal movement and also recovers what had been lost from the tradition.”
Does the Church of England still use the Book of Common Prayer?
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer is still the official Prayer Book in the Church of England, and it has served as the model for subsequent BCPs throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Did the Book of Common Prayer replace the Bible?
The Bible in the 2019 Book of Common Prayer
However, in the same spirit in which the 1662 revision of the BCP replaced the 1539 Bible translations with the 1611 translations for its lessons, the 2019 BCP “re-synced” its biblical texts to the English Standard Version (ESV).
Does the Episcopal Church use the Book of Common Prayer?
Since 1789 the Episcopal Church in the United States has used its own prayer book. The book’s fourth revision, in both traditional and modern language, was published in 1979.
What book do Episcopalians use?
Episcopalians trace their ancestry from the Church of England. As such, the English Bible, particularly the authorized King James Bible, is the Episcopalian Bible. Anglicans first arrived in North America via the English Puritans and Pilgrims.
Did Thomas Cranmer write the Book of Common Prayer?
The Book of Common Prayer was the first compendium of worship in English. The words—many of them, at least—were written by Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury between 1533 and 1556.