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The Anglican Church in North America is pleased to announce the release of Texts for Common Prayer.

Included here are the Offices of Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, and the Holy Communion (Long Form and Short Form), as well as Supplemental Canticles for Worship.  These are all the “working” forms approved by the College of Bishops for use in the Province.  Also bound with these working texts is The Ordinal which has been adopted and authorized as The Ordinal of the Province.

A book form of Texts for Common Prayer will, God willing, be available from Anglican House Publishers, to be distributed by Amazon at $7.95 per copy by January 1st.  Many thanks to Ron Speers and his team for making this work available to the Church.

Texts for Common Prayer is available for download here.

Each Diocesan Bishop will need to determine how these texts are to be used in his diocese.  There is no compulsion under Title II, Canon 2, allowing the use of all the rites common in the Province at the time of our foundation, limiting only anything “contrary to the Word of God.”  The Texts for Common Prayer will be used for Provincial gatherings.

We are grateful for the exceptional work of the Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force led by Bishop Bill Thompson.  As you worship using these “working” texts for Morning and Evening Prayer and Holy Communion, the Task Force invites your feedback here: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

You might also find these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) helpful as you work with the Texts for Common Prayer.