A new Prayer Book

Discussion in 'Liturgy, and Book of Common Prayer' started by GreatfulAnglican, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. GreatfulAnglican

    GreatfulAnglican New Member Anglican

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    Howdy. As of late I have been thinking of obtaining a new Prayer Book.

    As far as the daily office goes I have always found the 79 to offer a bit more in terms of options, but it has been years since I've even been in a parish that uses one and subsequently I put it aside.

    Our family says matins and evening prayer from the 1928, but there isn't a whole lot of options for versatility.

    I have not seen the ACNA or REC pb's and would be interested in hearing what y'all have to say about them.

    Thanks for anything y'all provide.
     
  2. Symphorian

    Symphorian Well-Known Member

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    You can download the ACNA and REC texts for comparison.

    http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/index.php/downloads/

    http://www.recus.org/resources.html

    I'm in the UK and my church uses THE 1662 BCP for the Offices. (Congregational hymns and chants provide variation.) For personal use I prefer Daily Prayer from Common Worship as it provides greater seasonal variation and versatility in choice of Canticles etc.

    There's a good online resource here that enables you to tailor the Office according to personal preferences. (Link is formatted for mobile use.)

    http://www.stbedeproductions.com/breviary/mobile/index.php
     
  3. mediaque

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    I may get my ear bit off for saying this however, even though we're Anglo Catholic my parish still uses the 79 BCP. And honestly, I personally LOVE my BCP. I have not actually purchased the ACNA 2019 BCP ..... but I 'have' skimmed over it online. But for me personally, it's difficult to get the 'feel' of it unless I have a hard copy in front of me. Yeah, I know, I'm old school. As I always say .... I am by NO means a theologian. I'm just a regular Joe. These are only 'my' personal opinions. YMMV. :)
     

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