Book of Common Prayer (ECUSA)

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The Book of Common Prayer (ECUSA)[1][2]  (1979) 
by The Episcopal Church of the United States of America
"The U S Book of Common Prayer is not and never has been under copyright. So all are basically free to copy at will and it is absolutely completely permissable to post the book on Wikisource. Since there is no copyright, content control is done through the certificate at the beginning of the book. Which is why [it] should [be added] to the one... ...on Wikisource that [this] version is NOT certified." --Charles Wohlers East Bridgewater, Mass USA

This copy of the BCP has been copied from The Society of Archbishop Justus website. The form and type text as may be found in the printed Book of Common Prayer has been preserved here.





The


Book of


Common


Prayer



and Administration of the Sacraments

and Other Rites

and Ceremonies of the Church


Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

According to the use of
The Episcopal Church

The Church Hymnal Corporation
and The Seabury Press









[This page contains the Certificate of the original. Note that this electronic text is NOT certified or approved by the Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer.]








Certificate

I certify that this edition of The Book of Common Prayer
has been compared with a certified copy of the Standard Book,
as the Canon directs, and that it conforms thereto.

Charles Mortimer Guilbert
Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer
September, 1979


















Table of Contents







The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer
The Preface
Concerning the Service of the Church
The Calendar of the Church Year

The Daily Office
Daily Morning Prayer: Rite One
Daily Evening Prayer: Rite One
Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two
Noonday Prayer
Order of Worship for the Evening
Daily Evening Prayer: Rite Two
Compline
Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families
Table of Suggested Canticles

The Great Litany

The Collects: Traditional
Seasons of the Year
Holy Days
Common of Saints
Various Occasions








The Collects: Contemporary
Seasons of the Year
Holy Days
Common of Saints
Various Occasions

Proper Liturgies for Special Days
Ash Wednesday
Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
The Great Vigil of Easter

Holy Baptism

The Holy Eucharist
An Exhortation
A Penitential Order: Rite One
The Holy Eucharist: Rite One
A Penitential Order: Rite Two
The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
Prayers of the People
Communion under Special Circumstances
An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

Pastoral Offices
Confirmation
A Form of Commitment to Christian Service
Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage
The Blessing of a Civil Marriage
An Order for Marriage
Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child
Reconciliation of a Penitent
Ministration to the Sick
Ministration at the Time of Death








Burial of the Dead: Rite One
Burial of the Dead: Rite Two
An Order for Burial

Episcopal Services
Ordination of a Bishop
Ordination of a Priest
Ordination of a Deacon
Litany for Ordinations
Celebration of a New Ministry
Consecration of a Church or Chapel

The Psalter, or Psalms of David

Prayers and Thanksgivings

An Outline of the Faith, or Catechism

Historical Documents of the Church
(including the Articles of Religion)

Tables for Finding the Date of Easter and other Holy Days

The Lectionary
Year A
Year B
Year C
Holy Days
Common of Saints
Various Occasions

Daily Office Lectionary
Seasons of the Year
Holy Days
Special Occasions





SOURCE

  1. Download the BCP for free.
  2. The Online Book of Common Prayer.