The 1662 Book of Common Prayer—Pew Format: International Edition, Edited by Samuel L Bray and Drew Keane
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer—Pew Format
  • Length: 832 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: August 13, 2024
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: A0699
  • ISBN: 9781514006993

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The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition in pew format

The Book of Common Prayer (1662) is one of the most beloved liturgical texts in the Christian church, and remains a definitive expression of Anglican identity today. It is still widely used around the world, in public worship and private devotion, and is revered for both its linguistic and theological virtues.

But the classic text of the 1662 prayer book presents several difficulties for contemporary users, especially those outside the Church of England. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition gently updates the text for contemporary use. Prayers specific to England are replaced. Obscure words and phrases have been modestly revised while still preserving the prayer book’s own cadence. Finally, a selection of treasured prayers from the later Anglican tradition is appended.

Here InterVarsity Press's 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition is presented in a pew format, with a larger format and larger typeface and with a durable cover and sturdy binding for regular use in corporate worship.


The Preface
Concerning the Service of the Church
Concerning Ceremonies
How to Read the Psalter
How to Read the Rest of the Holy Scripture
Tables and Rules for the Feasts and Fasts
Proper Lessons and Psalms
The Calendar, with the Table of Lessons
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
The Creed of St. Athanasius
The Litany
Prayers and Thanksgivings
The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
The Ministration of the Holy Communion
Baptism, Both Public and Private
Baptism for Those of Riper Years
The Catechism, with Confirmation
The Solemnization of Matrimony
The Visitation and Communion of the Sick
The Burial of the Dead
The Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth
A Commination
The Psalter
Forms of Prayer to Be Used at Sea
The Ordinal
Articles of Religion
The Editors to the Reader
Appendix 1: A Sermon on the Salvation of Mankind
Appendix 2: Additional Prayers and Thanksgivings
Appendix 3: Additional Rubrics
Appendix 4: An Alternative Table of Lessons
Appendix 5: The Glossary
How to Follow the Services


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Samuel L. Bray

Samuel L. Bray is the John N. Matthews Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame as well as a McDonald Distinguished Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is coauthor (with John F. Hobbins) of Genesis 1–11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators.

Listen to a conversation with Bray and John Hobbins on the Mere Orthodoxy podcast.

Drew Nathaniel Keane

Drew Nathaniel Keane teaches in the Department of English at Georgia Southern University. He formerly served on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the Episcopal Church. He is coauthor (with Samuel D. Fornecker) of a forthcoming commentary on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.