Friends, This is an exhaustive study of the 1962 Book of Common Prayer with the 1662 BCP, if any of our brethren accustomed to the latter wish to visit Canada and enter into public services. A series of additions, subtractions, and changes in the order of specific prayers characterise the 1962 BCP with reference to the 1662. POST I: General DifferencesPOST II: Mattins & Evensong: Penitential Sentences, Exhortation & ConfessionPOST III: Mattins & Evensong: Preces, Venite, Lessons, Canticles & PrayersPOST IV: The LitanyPOST VI: The Communion: The Commandments, Epistle & Gospel, Creed & Offertory POST VII: The Communion: Bidding, Intercession, Confession & Comfortable WordsPOST VIII: The Communion: Thanksgiving, Consecration & Post-Communion This post presents the first, most general differences between our two Books. GENERAL DIFFERENCES In the 1662, there are proper Psalms to be used only on six days out of the entire Liturgical Year, which is the set of Church seasons. Those days are: Christmas DayAsh WednesdayGood Friday Easter Day Ascension ThursdayWhitsunday or Pentecost The appearance of Psalms on all other days depended on the civil calendar, not the liturgical calendar. For example, there were no proper Psalms for Advent I in 1662, because it could fall on any day from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, giving a range of Psalms from 120-150 and 1-18, depending upon the day. The most obvious changes in the 1962 are the addition of Psalms for Mattins & Evensong on every Sunday of the Liturgical Year, beyond the original six. There are, as well, optional "Proper" Psalms sung before Communion time, along with Psalms to be sung between the Epistle and the Gospel. Example: Psalms for Morning & Evening Prayer on Christmas Day, 1662: Mattins: 19, 45, 85 - Evensong: 89, 110, 132 Psalms for Morning & Evening Prayer on Christmas Day, 1962: Mattins: 45 - Evensong: 85, 110Communion Introit: 98:1-4 or 2:7-8 - Between Epistle & Gospel: 98:5-7 or 110:1-4 The 1962 reduces the number of Psalms said during the Order of Mattins & Evensong, but adds two four optional Psalms for celebrations of Communion. ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ The most important subtractions in 1962 are in the Psalter. Various imprecatory verses (prayers for curses and death upon our enemies) are removed, and verses renumbered as if those imprecations did not exist. Example: Psalm 141, 1662: Green is unchanged - Gold is changed - Red is entirely removed. 1. LORD, I call upon thee, haste thee unto me : and consider my voice when I cry unto thee. 2. Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense : and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. 3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth : and keep the door of my lips. 4. O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing : let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them. 5. Let the righteous rather smite me friendly (1962: Let the righteous smite me in kindness) : and let him reprove me (1962: and reprove me; it shall be as oil for the head;) 6. But let not their precious balms break my head (1962: Let not my head refuse it) : yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness (1962: but still my prayer shall be against their evil doings) 7. Let their judges be overthrown in stony places : that they may hear my words, for they are sweet. 8. Our bones lie scattered before the pit : like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth. 9. But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God : in thee is my trust , O cast not out my soul (1962: verse 7) 10. Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me : and from the traps of the wicked doers (1962: evil doers), (1962: verse 8) 11. Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together : and let me ever escape them. (1962: verse 9) From so few as one verse to as many as six verses are excluded (Psalm 69) from the Psalter. Psalms 14, 16, 68, 69, 104, 109, 136, 140, and 141 are altered in this fashion. Psalm 58 is not present in the 1962 Psalter.