A Prayer for All Seasons: The Collects of the Book of Common Prayer


This attractively illustrated volume contains the collects of the Book of Common Prayer

ISBN: 9780718897567


A Prayer for All Seasons contains the collects from the Book of Common Prayer. Starting with the collects for Morning Prayer, followed by those for Evening Prayer, and continuing with those for, Christmas, Easter, and other seasons and feasts, and for Saints’ Days, and concludes with those for Holy Communion. While the prayers themselves date back to the times of Popes Leo I, Gelasius, and Gregory the Great, the wording of the collects was largely written by the sixteenth-century liturgical genius and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, the main author of the Book of Common Prayer.

The wonderful collects in the book are framed by early-twentieth-century wood engravings by Blanche McManus which augment and enhance the beauty of the language. Time and faith have hallowed the Book of Common Prayer as one of the supreme achievements of the English language with its splendour.
In addition to a Foreword by King Charles III, the book contains an introduction by Ian Curteis and an Afterword by Bishop Richard Chartres.

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