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Catholic Word of the Day: BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 04-23-12
Catholic Reference.net ^ | 04-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 04/23/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by Salvation

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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: anglican; catholic
May the Catholic Church inherit some of the beautiful hymns in this book as more Anglicans swim the Tiber.
1 posted on 04/23/2012 10:05:26 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation

ANGLICAN COMMUNION

The churches in communion with the See of Canterbury. It originated with Henry VIII's Act of Supremacy, 1534, declaring "the king's majesty justly and rightfully is and ought to be the supreme head of the Church of England." But the complete rupture with Catholicism did not come until 1563, when the Elizabethan Parliament made the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion obligatory on all citizens under heavy penalties.

Since then the Thirty-nine Articles have played a major role in shaping the doctrine of Anglicanism. Among typical features, the Bible is declared to contain all that is necessary for salvation, general councils are said not to be infallible, transubstantiation is denied, and the civil ruler is given authority over the Church. To this day the Church of England retains its State Establishment.

Even more influential has been the Book of Common Prayer. This is the official service book of the Church of England and contains, among other things, the forms for the administration of the sacraments and the Ordinal. Mainly the creation of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, the Book of Common Prayer has been the single most cohesive force in shaping the world Anglicanism. Recently the subject of much controversy, a revised edition was issued in 1928 but, because it failed to get the approval of Parliament, has no formal authority.

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2 posted on 04/23/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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3 posted on 04/23/2012 10:09:38 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Amen!

Some of the prayers from the BCP wouldn't be amiss at all, either. Here's the Prayer of Humble Access, something that I miss very much:

We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

Doesn't that just sum it up?

4 posted on 04/23/2012 10:23:38 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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Beautiful prayer so say as one approaches Communion, indeed.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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