You can review the final text on the website. Unfortunately, the Family Prayer section continues to follow the 1979 TEC BCP and did not incorporate the reforms I proposed based on the 1928 BCP, which in turn was based upon Bishop Edmund Gibson’s original work.
Additionally, the ACNA Liturgy Task Force did not restore “miserable offenders” to the general confession in the daily office. I am genuinely curious what the task force thoughts were regarding the feedback it received prior to the deadline last November.
I will refrain from rendering a judgment until after I have a copy to review and use it for a sufficient period of time. Based upon the trial texts it is an improvement on the 1979 TEC BCP, but I must continue to lament that the task force did not start with the 2003 REC Modern Language BCP and then work from there in adding services where needed. Then the BCP could have been kept relatively small and additional services could have been published as a Book of Occasional Services, which the REC has done and was common in the past.
One last note, since women’s ordination has not been addressed by ACNA, it is curious the 2019 BCP would be formerly adopted since the Ordinal would need to be amended if ACNA restores a male-only priesthood and/or diaconate.
And that includes a pick-your-own-adventure Book of “Common” Prayer:
It is good to see Archbishop Robinson, of the UECNA, blogging again in this latest installment from The North American Anglican. It is a great reflection on Anglican theology in a time in which many seem to pick and choose what their “Anglicanism” in a manner that reflects choosing your flavor of ice cream.
In the end, picking one’s own flavor has one end result: your faith turns out to be a mirror and you are worshiping yourself.
Fight for the formularies. Fight for the faith once delivered. Stay between the bookends.
With the return of the Miserable Offenders Podcast, presented by the fine people of The North American Anglican.
Episode 6 dropped today on iTunes and other podcast services or may be streamed at the TNAA website. Additionally, be sure to like the new Facebook page for the podcast and subscribe and rate us on iTunes.
The Rev. Dcn. Parker has authored a brilliant article on utilizing the full version of the daily offices but in an abbreviated manner (as allowed by the rubrics) to better facilitate family prayer.
The readers of this blog will recall my focus on using the Catechism, Family Prayer, 39 Articles, and other sections of the 1928 American and 2003 REC Prayer Books to facilitate family devotions. As Dcn. Parker points out, Bishop Edmund Gibson authored a booklet of family devotions that were minimally adopted in creating the Family Prayer Offices in the 1928 American and 2003 REC Prayer Books. These offices are greatly abbreviated and lack liturgical responses that would be more engaging for the family. However, the abbreviated version of the full daily offices Dcn. Parker writes about do include responses that are more engaging for the entire family (or church small group for that matter).
I fully endorse and strongly recommend families use the abbreviated office that Dcn. Parker references in his article. He is to be commended for “doing the math” and condensing the office (as allowed by the Prayer Book) into a shorter form and publishing this office for the church to use within their home. A copy of the condensed office may be found at the bottom of the article at The North American Anglican or here.
Speaking of Bishop Edmund Gibson and his work, Family Devotion; or an Exhortation to Morning and Evening Prayers in Families, I have submitted for publication a book that takes the abbreviated daily offices and prayers from Bishop Gibson’s work and “updated” the language and spelling so the contemporary church will have his work again for family use. Bishop Gibson’s booklet included several prayers not included in the Family Prayer Offices published in the 1928 American and 2003 REC Prayer Books. Additionally, since the ACNA 2019 Proposed Book of Common Prayer will only include an abbreviated form of Family Prayer based on the 1979 Episcopal Prayer Book, my work will hopefully serve as a supplement.
“But wait, that’s not all!” Also included in my book will be the Godly Prayers originally attached to the 1559 and later editions of the classic Books of Common Prayer, but not formally considered a part of the Prayer Book. I have also edited the language and spelling as needed and hope it will prove a useful resource for families, small groups, individuals, and the church at large.
Finally, I have edited and enlarged much of my work on this blog to serve as a bit of a “how to” guide in starting family prayer. Hopefully, it will prove to be of some use, but the real gems are the two works on prayer that are being edited and republished. More details on a publication date will be posted later.
I stumbled across this blog and it has excellent resources for Anglican hymnary and commentary on the state of affairs in the Continuing Anglican Church and ACNA. Enjoy!
The Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy has published the first journal within the ACNA regarding Anglican theology, practice, pastoral care, and even book reviews. This journal is robust for its initial publication and inexpensive at $10. The SJAFC Journal will be published on a regular basis and the second issue is due in November.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy or getting a sneak peak inside then try this link: https://www.amazon.com/JAFC-Journal-Chaplaincy-Jurisdiction/dp/1981464549/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541019598&sr=8-1&keywords=the+jafc+journal