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Traditional Language Liturgies Now Available


The Liturgy Task Force has released for download the first wave of the 2019 Book of Common Prayer liturgies in traditional language. Included in this release are the Daily Offices, both Eucharistic liturgies, and the Ash Wednesday service, among others.


You can download the traditional language liturgy here, under the Resources tab of the website.

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The Traditional Language Version of the Book of Common Prayer 2019 is expected to be available for purchase later this spring. Stay tuned for updates!

“This Traditional Language Edition of the Book of Common Prayer (2019) employs the personal idiom (thou, thee, thy, thine, etc.) of historic Prayer Books, and uses the verb forms of Elizabethan English, as permitted in the section Concerning the Divine Service of the Church.

This edition also substitutes the historic Coverdale Psalter of 1535, as revised in the 1928 American Prayer Book. All psalms appointed and psalm references in this Traditional Language Edition take this form.

All other quotations from Scripture are from the Authorized Version of the Holy Bible (kjv) of 1611, unless the Prayer Book tradition maintains a still earlier version of the verse or verses.

The page numbers of this Traditional Language Edition mirror the page numbers of the Book of Common Prayer (2019), where possible.” (BCP 2019, Concerning the Traditional Language Edition)