What is the Book of Common Prayer?

Answer The Book of Common Prayer is a set of prayer books used in the Anglican Church for religious services. Its language and rituals have had a lasting impact throughout the world.HistoryThe first Book ... Read More »

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Who wrote the original Book of Common Prayer?

King Henry VIII appointed a council to rewrite the books of liturgical prayer used in England and to remove elements of Catholicism. The work became the Book of Common Prayer, first published in 1... Read More »

Who wrote the English Book of Common Prayer?

When the Church of England split from the Catholic Church, the secular powers appointed a council to remove elements of Catholicism from the books of liturgical services, the result of which is the... Read More »

Who helped Cranmer prepare the Book of Common Prayer?

No reliable records exist to identify who assisted Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, in compiling the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The prayer book apparently borrows from other litu... Read More »

Prayer Book Crafts?

Prayer is an important part of many people's lives, providing a direct link to God and faith. Prayer book crafts can help teach children about the strength of prayer and it is also an activity for ... Read More »