Celebrating Common Prayer (Presentation Edition)
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This new edition of the Daily Office Book includes a selection of short Bible readings, which follow the same daily and weekly pattern as the psalms. The full text of the Common Worship Psalter is included in this edition. These are printed where they are designed to be read. The section called After the Office is now renamed Occasional Services as these should stand on their own and not just as a conclusion to the full Office. In addition, refrains have been omitted and the responsory shortened to a simple versicle and response. The editors have also simplified The Christian Year in two ways - major feasts of the Church are indicated in bold type in the Calendar but it is left to the user how to mark other festivals and commemorations. Thus the seasons have been integrated with the saintly holy days and things are therefore much less complicated.
A new edition of the Daily Office book for Anglicans, expanded with supplementary material for individual or group use, incorporating all the liturgical texts authorized by the Church of England. With suggestions for how services can be celebrated in a wide range of circumstances, this book can be used by clergy or lay people, in church, at home, or in a hospital or other setting. For Christians from a wide variety of traditions. Presentation Edition includes ribbon and jacket.
David Stancliffe is the Bishop of Salisbury and Head of the Liturgical Commission. His publications include works on liturgy, worship and the Christian year. He is editor and co-author of Celebrating Common Prayer, a popular daily office book which has appeared in several versions.
In June 2003 he published The Pilgrim Prayerbook (revised in 2007), a structured anthology of Christian prayer with orders for daily worship and themed collections of a wide range of material.
His newest books are God's Pattern in which he retraces the disciples' walk to Emmaus and relates it to contemporary Christian life and practice, and The Lion Companion to Church Architecture. Other publications include Women & Episcopy: A Response to Cardinal Kasper and The Promise of His Glory.
- The Calendar; The Office; Morning And Evening Prayer; Night Prayer; Additional Canticles; Prayers And Praises; Occasional Services; The Christian Year; Table Of Moveable Feasts; Scripture Index; Psalm Index.