The Book of Common Prayer is one of the major works of English literature. Since its introduction in the mid-1500's it has exerted enormous influence on the religious and literary lives of all who speak the English language. The Book of Common Prayer has gone through a number of editions, not only in England where it originated, but in all the places where the various Churches of the Anglican communion are now active.
Alternative Service Book (ASB): several sections available in RTF format; other Church of England liturgical resources are available here as well.
- 1662 Book of Common Prayer:
- Holy Communion in large type.
- The 1662 Book of Common Prayer, in ASCII text and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats, from the U. S. Reformed Episcopal Church.
- The complete 1662 Book of Common Prayer, in HTML format.
- Older Books:
A Service of the Word - non-eucharistic Sunday service
1962 Book of Common Prayer (incomplete).
Morning Prayer for each day of the week
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Last updated: 26 Nov. 1997