The Book of Common Prayer (1979) provides the order of the worship for all worship services and ceremonies utilized by the Episcopal Church in the USA. Because of its thoroughness, its structure and its beautifully written prayers, it is often used by other denominations as well. The Book of Common Prayer includes: The Daily Office--worship services for various times of day; The Daily Office Lectionary--daily Scripture reading schedule for every day of the year; The Collects--prayers that "collect" themes from Scripture appropriate to particular days, holidays, and seasons; Liturgies and Ceremonies for Celebration of the Eucharist, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Baptism, Marriage, Burial, etc; The Lectionary--a three-year cycle of Scripture reading for Sunday worship, and more.
The Oxford Book of Common Prayer, Economy Edition is a beautifully constructed and reasonably-priced prayer book, making it a perfect choice for wide distribution in schools and for use as a pew prayer book.
All Oxford Prayer Books are bound with the same attention to detail and commitment to quality that have made Oxford Bibles famous the world over. The Economy Edition includes the Revised Common Lectionary and covers are embossed with an elegant gold cross.
Well-constructed, compact, yet comprehensive, this prayer book is an inexpensive and cherished resource for Episcopalians everywhere.
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