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The 1928 Book of Common Prayer Leather Bound – June 22, 2007
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After observing this demand for months, I was dismayed to find out that with the millions of volumes of Amazon offerings, this particularly valuable book was relatively difficult to obtain. Thus, I was very pleased on a visit to Amazon for another purchase to see this edition with the notation IN STOCK (when I wrote this review in 2007, the message said "one left - more on the way" but now  Amazon appears to be keeping the book regularly available, praise God).
I think non-continuing Anglicans don't realize this is the official Prayer Book for a number of churches and denominations; to them, this may be yet another edition of a book for which a "newer, better" edition exists (newer not always being better). Also, that our numbers are growing as more individuals and parishes confront the issues concerning current politics and controversies. Frankly, amidst the plethora of misinformation concerning translations and allegedly "evolving" editions, I have now learned how faithful this 1928 BCP is - the Nicene Creed, as well as other prayers, are faithful to the words spoken by centuries of Anglicans. For those searching for faithfulness in worship despite politics and agendas, for Americans and many other English-speakers, this is the version to get.
As for the book itself... The picture here is that of the box. The actual book is hard-cover, and well-bound - with two ribbon markers (which we Anglicans need!). The typeface is similar to actual older editions.Read more ›
Please note that this edition does not come with the gift box illustrated with the catalog entry. The cover has a gold Latin Cross, and the title is on the spine.
Please note, I am not an Episcopalian, only a student of liturgy.
This copy is a nice, burgundy, hardcover edition of the 1928 edition by Oxford University Press. There are presentation, confirmation, and baptism pages in the front of the Bible, and 2 string bookmarks. The text is genuine 1928 edition Book of Common Prayer. I have checked, and this is probably the most affordable 1928 edition on the market today.
The book is not arranged in as user-friendly a manner as the more recent revision (which itself leaves something to be desired in various ways), but it isn't the ordering that causes such devotion to this text. Despite the fact that much of the 'Shakespearean' language of this liturgy is retained in the Rite I form in the newer BCP, there are key differences that make this book the standard bearer to many conservative and traditional Episcopalians.
Like any BCP version, it has the principle services of the church - Communion, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, Marriage rite, Funeral rite, the Psalter, the Calendar. It also has rites not included in updates - the churching of women, for example; neither will one find inclusive language in the orders of ordination here, for women were not admitted to the three-fold ordained ranks of bishop, priest and deacon while this book was primary. It also contains the collects, epistles and gospel readings for Sundays and major feast days, omitted as well from the later BCP.
The catechism is vastly changed from this to the 1979 revision - it is worth comparing the two to see how changes have taken place.Read more ›
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This is second copy of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, which is the prayer book used by the Anglican Communion to which I belong. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gayle
If you are old fashioned, like me, then this is the Prayer Book for you. It has the "old" language so sometimes you have to stop and think , but to me it is refreshing and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by William J. Moore
I love the '28 prayerbook and use it so often that I needed a replacement. I thought I'd go for the real leatherbound edition this time, hoping it would last longer . . . Read morePublished 9 months ago by PlaysInTheDirt
I am very satisfied with my purchase. It exceedes my expectations.Published 10 months ago by John T. Loehrke
Bought this as a gift for my grandmother. She loves it, it has all the important prayers and some long lost ones she had been looking for. It's high quality very well made. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lizz