Description : In this guide for newcomers as well as lifelong Episcopalians, author Vicki Black helps readers navigate the currents of Anglican liturgy and discover its richness and beauty. As we use the Book of Common Prayer, Black says, "we discover we are not alone, and this liturgical current of worship, prayer, and praise will indeed take us where we want to go-union with the God we seek to love." Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer shows readers everything from where to find the Sunday collect to how to pray the Daily Office. But it's more than a how-to. It offers history and background that help make the prayer book a more meaningful part of the worship life of individuals and congregations. With thoughtful reflection questions, this is a perfect volume for parish study groups.
Description : Introduces readers to the ancient prayer form of the Divine Offices. This guide illuminates the history, theology, and how-to's of this ancient form of prayer. On each left-facing page, a portion of the service from the BCP is reproduced; on the right page, readers will find details and explanations touching on both the background and history.