New Perspectives on the Way of the Cross | February 21 to March 20

Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer & The Hymnal

Our words and music for worship, other than those found in the Bible, are taken from these two books, which guide Episcopalians in our corporate life and our private devotions. A large amount of both books is a quote, paraphrase or poetic version of Scripture: the rest is collected devotional treasures from 2000 years of Christian worship. Every national or regional Church in the Anglican Communion has its own versions of these texts, all based on the documents which guided the English Reformation of the 1500s but tailored to the cultural distinction of the particular Church.