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William Laud  • Nonjuring schism
Ordination of women
Homosexuality • Windsor Report


Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
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Thirty-Nine Articles
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Sacraments  • Mary  • Saints

Liturgy and Worship

Book of Common Prayer
Morning and Evening Prayer
Eucharist  • Liturgical Year
Biblical Canon
Books of Homilies
High Church  • Low Church
Broad Church

Anglican Topics

Ecumenism  • Monasticism
Prayer  • Music  • Art

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The Book of Common Prayer is the title given to a number of liturgical texts which have codified the normative liturgy of the Anglican churches since the earliest days of the Church of England.

The first BCP was composed largely by Thomas Cranmer and was authorized in 1549.

English Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1549

Book of Common Prayer, 1552

Book of Common Prayer, 1559

Book of Common Prayer, 1662

Scottish Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1637

Irish Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1877

American Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1786

Book of Common Prayer, 1892

Book of Common Prayer, 1928

Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Canadian Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1918

Book of Common Prayer, 1959/62

The (American) Book of Common Prayer