OUR WORSHIP

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is the worship book used within the Anglican expression of faith that contains liturgies (orders of services), personal devotional material, ancient creeds, communal prayers and the lectionary—a plan for reading the Bible which incorporates the Old Testament, a Psalm, and the New Testament (one selection each from the various letters as well as the Gospel) for use throughout the liturgical year. Published most authoritatively in 1662, The Book of Common Prayer has been updated through the centuries and revised for use in various parts of the world, but all versions allow Anglicans to worship using the same form, thereby connecting with each other as we concentrate on the same texts and engage the church seasons together. We believe in the transformational power of this tradition: as we worship, so we believe.