Skip to comments.What’s New from Oxford? The 1928 Book of Common Prayer [rebound!]
Posted on 01/02/2007 7:12:06 PM PST by sionnsar
The 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Available January 2007
This volume is a treasured resource for traditional Anglicans and other readers that appreciate the majesty of King James-style language. 5-1/2x 7
NOTE: This new style replaces all existing bindings of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:
A sturdy binding that will withstand years of daily use.
Presentation Page for personalizing the book as a gift.
Certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage.
bonded leather over board
sewn pages, shrinkwrapped, gilded page edges, gold cross stamped on front cover, slipcase
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Sounds like a good deal. I have been wondering if someone is going to update the Easter Kalendar, which runs out in 2013.
My church still uses that edition at the 8:30 Mass.
Does OUP see the "handwriting on the wall". Will there be a big market for the 1928 BCP in all the new American Anglican churches?
I have been thinking about getting an older Book of Common Prayer (am not Anglican, just Christian). Which version would you recommend?
I have a copy of the Book of Divine Worship: the Catholic Church-approved variant of the BCP. It is essentially the '79 Prayerbook with certain modifications. Is there any commonality between Rite I Eucharist and the '28 BCP?
As I'm American, I prefer the 1928, but I also love the British 1662 edition, especially the marriage ceremony.
If (hopefully) we are going to have a new Anglican church in America soon, it makes sense to jettison the phony 1979 ECUSA liturgy by numbers and go back to the 1928 BCP.
FYI..you can buy new copies..not leatherbound..on Amazon for about $12....
There are beautiful editions of the 1928 (American) and 1662 prayerbooks available in current printings. You may also enjoy an edition of the First English Prayerbook complete with Rubrics. All of these are readily available on Amazon or BN.com If you search creatively, you can also find older versions of the prayerbook from other parts of the Anglican world such as Canada or New Zealand. As long as you stay with something from no later than the 1960s, you'll be doing well.
Not much, I suspect. I haven't compared them side by side, but I doubt they'd have neglected to make all the Rite II changes in Rite I.
If you are curious, the page in my tagline has links to online copies of the '28 and '79 both (just click on the two images on the top) and you can compare them for yourself.
Being generous to the 1979 book, there is about 90-95 percent text overlap of the 1979 Rite I Holy Eucharist with the 1928 Order for Holy Communion. However, Rite I is heavily compromised by the fact that is in the contemporary "shape" and the theology of the 1979 book is also woefully "progressive." Peter Toon has a good essay comparing them here
The BDW replaces the '79 Prayerbook's eucharistic prayers with those of the Novus Ordo, which from a Catholic standpoint is also dubious. The eucharistic prayers I mean.
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