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  • proper n. The book containing the liturgy of the Church of England; compiled by Thomas Cranmer in 1549 following the Act of Uniformity.

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  • n. the Anglican service book of the Church of England; has had several revisions since the Reformation and is widely admired for the dignity and beauty of its language


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  • The book's very title had already announced its to a Protestant shocking conclusion: that "searching the Scriptures," along with the Book of Common Prayer, would yield not the "obvious" conclusion--namely, that Protestantism was the way to go--but that the Scriptures themselves adequately demonstrated that the Roman Catholic Church was the one true church.

    The Little Professor:

  • King's Chapel, if you're unfamiliar with it, is a liberal Christian church in the Unitarian Universalist Association that started out, way back in 1686, as the first Anglican church in New England; it became independent and unitarian in the 1780s, but has continued to use the Book of Common Prayer in its own distinctive way ever since.

    Philocrites: December 2006 Archives

  • For in that time the same church hierarchy has ruthlessly suppressed the King James Bible, along with the Book of Common Prayer. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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