The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is one of the hallmarks of the Episcopal Church, connecting us to our Anglican roots and Communion members around the world. What do you know about its history, contents, and role in our worship and theology?

In this three part series, we explored our BCP. The series was led by the Rev. Marilyn Baldwin and the Rev. Debra Welch.

Downloads: Presentations

1: Overview. Current book; History, Historical Documents, Catechism

2: Sacraments & Sacramental Rites. Services; Pastoral Offices; Supplementary books

3: Church Year. Daily Office, Calendar, Psalter, Lectionaries



The Book of Common Prayer

Hatchett, Marion J: Commentary on the American Prayer Book. New York; HarperCollins, 1995.

Mitchell, Leonel L.: Praying Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer. New York; Morehouse, 1991.

Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Minnesota (or other specific diocese)