Step by step guides on how to use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer to pray the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer. I’ve also included a video on how to pray the Litany.

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Morning Prayer (VIDEO)

Evening Prayer (VIDEO)

The Litany (VIDEO)

I mentioned using the Collect for the “21st Sunday After Trinity” (pg. 218) in the place of the Declaration of Absolution:

“GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace: that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN”

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The Litany has been of the most well-loved liturgies in the Anglican daily office tradition for almost 500 years.

The Anglican litany was composed by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and published by King Henry VIII in the summer of 1544. The medieval litany of the saints, as well as Luther’s 1529 litanies, provided models and precedents, though the Anglican litany is unique in many ways.

The Litany’s use in church processions was ordered by Henry VIII when England was at war with Scotland and France. It was printed as an appendix to the eucharist in the 1549 BCP. The early prayerbooks called for use of the Litany after the fixed collects of Morning Prayer on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The 1928 BCP allowed the Litany to be used after the fixed collects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or before the Eucharist, or separately. The Litany may be said or sung.


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