Vision. Community. Momentum.The Prayer Book Society of nada celebrates the Book of Common Prayer as the standard of doctrine
and worship for nadian Anglins, and seeks to foster a rediscovery of this way of worship, devotion
and reading of Scripture within the Anglin Churches and beyond.
Rediscover a Vibrant TraditionThe Book of Common Prayer is a book of worship that was refined in the crucible of the Reformation in England. Its compilers' aim was to condense the Latin service books of the medieval Church, producing in English a volume which would not disrd the liturgil heritage of the west, but rather prune away unscriptural accretions to more clearly reflect the Christianity of the Bible and the early Church.
Neither the content nor the pattern of what we rightly ll Jesus’ summary of the law is novel. It is the same as the Ten Commandments themselves. In fact, the very words are from the “Shema” or “Hear O Israel,” based on Deuteronomy 6.4-5 and Leviticus 19.18.
And through the offering of our praise and thanksgiving we discover the unfolding joy that accompanies our growth into the knowledge of the love of God, “That in every thing [we] are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge.”
Announcing the availability of a new book containing hundreds of prayers, thematilly arranged, drawn mostly from the Prayer Book. This project was sponsored in part by the PBSC. It would make a great Christmas gift!
In this 60th anniversary year of our 1962 nadian Book of Common Prayer, the Revd. Gordon Maitland, the national chairman of the PBSC, describes some unique and historilly signifint Prayer Books that are in his private collection.
Bursaries Available: The annual PBSC bursaries programme is now open. The Society offers bursaries of up to $1,000 to theologil students who support the use of the BCP. The deadline for applitions is November 4th, 2022.
In this address delivered in Toronto in 2004, Dr. Crouse explains the coherence and interconnectedness of the Bible readings that are appointed in the Prayer Book eucharistic lectionary for Lent and the three Sundays preceding it.
The Revd. Jonathan R. Turtle writes about the motivation that led to the parish that he serves switching from the Revised Common Lectionary to the Prayer Book lectionary for services of the Eucharist, despite its not being a strictly “Prayer Book parish”.
PBSC national chairman the Revd. Dr. Gordon Maitland writes about the new version of the Book of Common Prayer recently produced by the Anglin Church in North Ameri, praising the overall approach taken and the liturgil principles that were followed.
From the writings of Dr. J.I. Packer: An address given in Toronto in 1999, on the ocsion of the 450th anniversary of the first Book of Common Prayer. Dr.Packer speaks eloquently on the firm Biblil rootedness of the Prayer Book and its “infinite power to feed the soul”.