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The Story of the Canadian Revision of the Prayer Book

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Originally published in 1922, this book provides a detailed discussion of the revision, adaptation and enrichment of the Book of Common Prayer for the use of the Anglican Communion in Canada. The first part of the book tells the story of the movement for revision in Canada, portrays the revisers at their work and records the progress of the revision through all of its many stages. The second part takes the revised Prayer Book service by service and shows what alterations were made, and the source or origin of the...

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Overview

Originally published in 1922, this book provides a detailed discussion of the revision, adaptation and enrichment of the Book of Common Prayer for the use of the Anglican Communion in Canada. The first part of the book tells the story of the movement for revision in Canada, portrays the revisers at their work and records the progress of the revision through all of its many stages. The second part takes the revised Prayer Book service by service and shows what alterations were made, and the source or origin of the new matter introduced. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Canadian Anglicanism and the Book of Common Prayer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107613881
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. The first stage - early history; 2. The appendix - a further stage of revision; 3. The years of patient waiting - an educative period. The work of the early committees; 4. The general synod in 1911 takes the irrevocable step - the work of revision made possible; 5. Methods of revision in the Anglican communion - in England - in Scotland - in Ireland - in the United States; 6. The difficulties of revision - who is sufficient for these things? - the revising committees - their personnel - characteristics - pen-pictures; 7. Methods of work; 8. The committee stage - the various draft books - the draft book of 1915; 9. The general synod of 1915 - the revision approved - the canon adopted - the book placed on sale; 10. Further enrichments - new services - three years' study; 11. The general synod of 1918 - the further revision approved; 12. The 1918 revision before the provincial synods - its approval by them; 13. The general synod of 1921 - the final confirmation of the canon; 14. The preliminary matter - the prefaces - the lectionary - the calendar - the tables; 15. The order for morning and evening prayer; 16. The Athanasian creed; 17. The litany; 18. The occasional prayers and thanksgivings; 19. A bidding prayer; 20. The collects, epistles, and gospels; 21. The order for the administration of the Lord's supper or holy communion; 22. The ministration of holy baptism; 23. A catechism that is to say an instruction to be learned of every person before he be brought to be confirmed by the bishop; 24. The order of confirmation or laying on of hands upon those that are baptized and come to years of discretion; 25. The form and solemnization of marriage; 26. The order for the visitation of the sick - the communion of the sick; 27. The order for the burial of the dead; 28. The thanksgiving of women after childbirth commonly called the churching of women; 29. A commination or denouncing of God's anger and judgements against sinners with certain prayers to be used on the first day of Lent, and at other times, as the ordinary shall appoint; 30. The psalms of David; 31. The concluding services; 32. The form of service for Dominion Day and other occasions of national thanksgiving; 33. An order of service for children; 34. Special service for missions; 35. A form of thanksgiving for the blessings of harvest; 36. Form of institution and induction; 37. Office for laying the foundation stone of a church or chapel; 38. Form of consecration of a church or chapel; 39. Forms for the consecration of churchyards, or cemeteries, and the hallowing of a grave; 40. Forms of prayer to be used in families; List of members of the general synod of 1921; Index.

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