Dr. Jesse Billett of the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, Toronto, explains how the 1962 Canadian BCP remains true to the foundational principles of the Anglican way of being Christian, and highlights the theological consensus that was a hallmark of the book.
This book is a compilation of hundreds of prayers, thematically arranged, drawn almost exclusively from the Canadian Book of Common Prayer. A review of it appeared in the Michaelmas 2022 issue of the PBSC Newsletter.
In this article, written in 2022 for the 60th anniversary year of the 1962 Canadian BCP, the Revd. Gordon Maitland, the national chairman of the PBSC, describes some unique and historically significant Prayer Books that are in his private collection.
An essay on the timeless character of the Prayer Book, written by Matthew Lee, one of the PBSC bursary recipients in 2021. It provides an eloquent perspective from the viewpoint of a relatively new Anglican from a non-English background.
Newsletter editor Diana Verseghy recently interviewed Arlie Coles, the developer of a new online resource designed to demonstrate how thoroughly Scriptural the Prayer Book is. Arlie tells how this project grew out of her interest in linguistics and computer science.
The Revd. Jonathan R. Turtle writes about the motivation that led to the parish that he serves switching from the Revised Common Lectionary to the Prayer Book lectionary for services of the Eucharist, despite its not being a strictly “Prayer Book parish”.
PBSC national chairman the Revd. Dr. Gordon Maitland writes about the new version of the Book of Common Prayer recently produced by the Anglican Church in North America, praising the overall approach taken and the liturgical principles that were followed.
Archdeacon John Ferns provides a retrospective on the life and scholarly writings of Ian Robinson: a prolific author, a long-time trustee of the English Prayer Book Society, and an ardent proponent of the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible.
The Rt. Revd. Michael Hawkins, Bishop of Saskatchewan, wrote this piece for our newsletter after accepting the Society’s request in 2021 to become our Episcopal Visitor. We have been grateful for his support ever since the early days of the PBSC.