ACNA Marks 10th Anniversary With New Prayer Book

In July 2018, while General Convention was in Austin debating a 12-year, $8 million proposal to revise the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, a different prayer book project was moving toward fruition.

An Enormous Range of Sources

Although this study begins in 1533, special prayers for specific national concerns predated the 16th-century Reformation; a litany of medieval examples is easily found.

Canon Howe Dies at 80

Gregory Michael Howe, eighth custodian of the Book of Common Prayer, died Jan. 12 in Provincetown, R.I.

‘New Ways of Imagining God’

“The 1979 prayer book says that marriage is covenant between a man and a woman. As long as that’s in the prayer book, then we don't have full marriage equality.”

Doubts Greet Resolution B012

A proposed compromise on same-sex marriage has met a skeptical reception from some of the proponents of Resolution A085.

What May Be Hot in Austin

General Convention will discuss marriage, the prayer book, paying the House of Deputies’ president, Title IV, the episcopacy, Israel-Palestine conflicts, and the presiding bishop’s growing profile.

Right Desire and True Gospel

While Thomas Cranmer insisted that Anglican liturgy must be regularly renewed so as always to speak to contemporary society, he was equally adamant that the gospel message transcended any specific cultural moment.

Eschew the Froward

Prayer Book Society’s bookmark helps seminarians understand 17th-century phrases.