Book of Common Prayer editions

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  1. Cooper

    Cooper Member Anglican

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    I use the following editions of the Book of Common Prayer.

    1662
    1928
    1979
     
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    Lowly Layman Well-Known Member

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    The 1928 is my favorite but alas my parish uses 1979
     
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    I have the 28, 79, 2019
     
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    I have been adding some BCPs to my home library. Here are my comments.

    1979 BCP Chancel Edition, blue (Church Publishing)
    For many years this has been my standard BCP. The large font is easy on my aging eyes. I have a set of BCP index tabs for the different portions of the BCP. The tabs are a nice addition. Unfortunately, the tabs are no longer available.

    1979 BCP, genuine leather, blue (Oxford)
    Another BCP that I used for several years. Convenient size and weight. Font easy to read and carry around. My Confirmation date and Priest name written on the inside. But alas, others in near-by pews scorn when I took it to my TEC parish.

    1979 BCP / NRSV Bible, genuine leather, black
    Tried using, however the 6-point font was too small to be usable. I gave it away.

    1928 BCP, bonded leather leather, slipcase (Oxford)
    Nice 12-pt font. However, the binding is glued, not smyth sewn. I gave it away.

    1928 BCP, hardback (Deus Publications)

    Currently my standard BCP. Very nice large font. Convenient to use.

    1662 BCP, Prayer Book & KJV Bible, Heritage Edition, Hardback (Cambridge)
    Nice large 11-pt font in the BCP portion. However, the 6-pt size in the KJV Bible portion is not readable, but has a nice center column of references and notes that are readable with a magnifying glass. Nice convenient size.

    Several online BCPs
    Nice to search words and terms. Easy to increase font size on my desktop computer. However, I still prefer a BCP that I can hold in my hands and open on my wood desk.