When did Thomas Cranmer write the Book of Common Prayer?
The First Prayer Book, enacted by the first Act of Uniformity of Edward VI in 1549, was prepared primarily by Thomas Cranmer, who became archbishop of Canterbury in 1533.
Did the Book of Common Prayer replace the Bible?
The Bible in the 2019 Book of Common Prayer
However, in the same spirit in which the 1662 revision of the BCP replaced the 1539 Bible translations with the 1611 translations for its lessons, the 2019 BCP “re-synced” its biblical texts to the English Standard Version (ESV).
What was the purpose of the Book of Common Prayer?
The Book of Common Prayer gathered the elements of the medieval year into a compact form that has largely survived. It reinforced the basic pattern, while simplifying some aspects of the annual round, using traditional prayers and readings to mark its contours.
What is the current version of the Book of Common Prayer?
The Book of Common Prayer 2019
“The Book of Common Prayer is the Bible arranged for worship. The 2019 edition takes what was good from the modern liturgical renewal movement and also recovers what had been lost from the tradition.”
How many times has the Book of Common Prayer been revised?
The first Prayer Book was published in 1549. It was revised in 1552, 1559, 1604, and 1662. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer is still the official Prayer Book in the Church of England, and it has served as the model for subsequent BCPs throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion.