Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Edition of the Book of Common Prayer by Lancelot Andrewes Press

Lancelot Andrewes Press has published a new edition of the Book of Common Prayer. I do not have one yet, but I will give a review when I do. This is brand new, and looks very beautiful.

Lancelot Andrewes publishes materials used mostly by Western Rite Orthodox parishes and traditional Anglo-Catholics. Among their most well known publications are the Book of Common Prayer for Orthodox Catholic use, the American Altar Missal, based on the 1922 version, the St. Alban's Prayer Book, which is very much like the traditional St. Augustine's Prayer book, the Monastic Diurnal with the day Hours, and Morning Matins Breviary.

The Book of Common Prayer as published by St. Andrewes is ideal for Anglo-Catholics. It is based on the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer, with some emendations to make it suitable for Orthodox Catholic worship. It includes mid-day prayer and compline, and Marian antiphons. It uses the 1943 Lectionary of the '28 Prayer Book.

The first edition sported a leather-flex cover, and now the second one, a nice cloth cover.  You may order the new prayer book from Andrewes Press.