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The Story of the Canadian Revision of the Prayer Book

  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107613881


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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 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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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107613881
    • length: 462 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Author

    W. J. Armitage


    S. P. Matheson

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