THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER


and Administration of the Sacraments
and Other Rites
and Ceremonies of the Church

Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

According to the use of

The Episcopal Church


Note that this electronic text is NOT approved by the Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer.

The Book of Common Prayer: HTML Edition (American, 1979)
Version 2.0a
27 Sep, 2010

Table of Contents

The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer
The Preface
Concerning the Service of the Church
The Calendar of the Church Year

The Daily Office
Daily Morning Prayer: Rite One
Daily Evening Prayer: Rite One
Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two
Noonday Prayer
Order of Worship for the Evening
Daily Evening Prayer: Rite Two
Compline
Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families
Table of Suggested Canticles

The Great Litany

The Collects: Traditional
Seasons of the Year
Holy Days
Common of Saints
Various Occasions

The Collects: Contemporary
Seasons of the Year
Holy Days
Common of Saints
Various Occasions

Proper Liturgies for Special Days
Ash Wednesday
Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
The Great Vigil of Easter

Holy Baptism

The Holy Eucharist
An Exhortation
A Penitential Order: Rite One
The Holy Eucharist: Rite One
A Penitential Order: Rite Two
The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
Prayers of the People
Communion under Special Circumstances
An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

Pastoral Offices
Confirmation
A Form of Commitment to Christian Service
Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage
The Blessing of a Civil Marriage
An Order for Marriage
Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child
Reconciliation of a Penitent
Ministration to the Sick
Ministration at the Time of Death
Burial of the Dead: Rite One
Burial of the Dead: Rite Two
An Order for Burial

Episcopal Services
Ordination of a Bishop
Ordination of a Priest
Ordination of a Deacon
Litany for Ordinations
Celebration of a New Ministry
Consecration of a Church or Chapel

The Psalter, or Psalms of David

Prayers and Thanksgivings

An Outline of the Faith, or Catechism

Historical Documents of the Church
(including the Articles of Religion)

Tables for Finding the Date of Easter and other Holy Days 880

The Lectionary 888
Year A 889
Year B 900
Year C 911
Holy Days 921
Common of Saints 925
Various Occasions 927

Daily Office Lectionary, Year 1 934
Daily Office Lectionary, Year 2
Seasons of the Year 936
Holy Days 996
Special Occasions 1000

Preface and Calendar of the Church Year

The Daily Offices


This HTML version was prepared by Deborah Rorabaugh

The base text was largely hand-typed by Michael I. Bushnell, of the Church of St. John Evangelist, Boston; and John E. Goodwin III, of St. Charles Episcopal Church, St. Charles, Illinois.

Certain parts were contributed by:

  • Barbara Bachman, St. Charles Episcopal Church
  • Jim Bachman, St. Charles Episcopal Church
  • John Covert, Church of the Advent, Boston