This section provides access to services appropriate to the Anglican tradition.
Currently, we offer the following services:
Morning & Evening Prayer
Liturgy of the Hours - [Currently Only the Ordinary]
- The Anglican Breviary.
- The Anglican Breviary Core (without the site's lectionary or optional BCP additions).
- The Low Anglican Breviary.
- The Low Anglican Breviary Core (without the site's lectionary or optional BCP additions).
For more information on the breviary, please see below.
To navigate the site, please click on the links on the left (if you're on a regular computer) or click on the ☰ symbol on the top right (if you're on a mobile device). Please note that the navigation links change for each section and for each service. This allows you to pick a different service or even a service for a different day. For example, after clicking on the Current BCP 1662 Prayers , you'll notice that the links have changed, allowing you to refresh the service with your current time, see the morning or evening service (if you missed one), or even select another date and time (if you missed a day).
Currently, we try to follow the BCP services faithfully, except in the following places:
- We use the 1928 Coverdale Psalter (generally considered "the best" version of the classic Coverdale).
- Biblical readings and Biblical canticles are from the KJV, not the Great Bible.
- We follow the same lectionary used throughout the site.
- We do not include the Sunday or Feast Scripture readings (since they are read in church).
- Although we do not include the special Sunday or Feast Scripture readings, we do include all the collects of the day.
- We use generic prayers for the government and state rather than trying to geo-locate the user and put up a regionally specific one.
The Anglican Breviary
The Anglican Breviary is an online adaption of the Anglican Breviary . As such, it is a full Western Liturgy of the Hours. The content is a direct translation of the pre-Vatican II Roman Breviary, "put into English in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer."
Currently, only the Ordinary is available. Although the goal is to provide a faithful online version of the Breviary, we will have to make some changes and decisions for online usage. Currently we provide the seasonal collects from the 1662 BCP until we have the seasonal propers and we have had to borrow antiphons from certain Sunday services that require the propers. Until the seasonal propers are available, all services default to a 'simple' rite in the Ordinary
At this stage, the breviary is still considered under construction, but usable for personal use. As we are able, we will begin adding the Propers of the seasons and eventually the Saints days. There are no doubt, plenty of typos and tweaks to make which will be made as we are able in addition to a few stragglers which we haven't added yet. These are all forthcoming.
The only additions to the online Breviary with do not occur in the book occur optionally at Prime and Vespers. They include the site's usual yearly 'solar calendar' lectionary (which goes through the OT once a year and the NT twice a year) and the additional closing prayers from the 1662 BCP morning and evening prayers (such as the additional collects, thanksgivings and intercessions). If you don't want these included at all, please use the 'Core' services,' which do not include any additions.
The only minor alteration to the main Breviary text is the adaption of the services appropriate to Evangelical or "Low Church" Anglicans who may object to Anglo-Catholic practices such as the intercessions of the Saints and prayers for the departed. In these cases, we have either omitted the prayers, or adapted them to use 1662 BCP equivalents. For example, we include the 'Jesus Prayer' to keep the 'Triple Prayer' triple, use the usual BCP confession and absolution, etc. As we add the propers, "objectionable" material will be adapted or will default to the material from the Ordinary.
Many thanks to Daniel Lula for his kind permission of allowing us to use this content!
- The 1928 US Book of Common Prayer
We're always open to other things. Please see the FAQ for more information.