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The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for young individuals and adults and also for congregations, it is the main symbol of our unity and a bridge to the knowledge of our formation within the Anglican - Episcopal doctrine. As Armentrout and Slocum note in their Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, that "Anglican liturgical piety has taken root in the tradition of the Prayer Book since the publication of the first English Prayer Book in 1549."
We, who are many and diverse, unite in Christ through our adoration, our common prayer. The prayer book, last revised in 1979, contains our liturgies, our prayers, our theological documents, and much, much more.
The Holy Bible
The 39 Articles, a fundamental 1536 document of Anglican theology, relates that "Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for salvation." The Scriptures, which comprise the Old and New Testaments, as well as some apocryphal texts, were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible is of extraordinary importance for episcopal worship; During a Sunday morning service, the congregation will generally hear at least three of the Scriptures, and much of the Common Prayer Book liturgy is explicitly based on biblical texts. According to the Catechism, "We understand the meaning of the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures"
Hay varias traducciones de la Biblia autorizadas para su uso, que incluyen:
- King James o versión autorizada (la Biblia histórica de la Iglesia Episcopal)
- Revisión en inglés (1881)
- Revisión estadounidense (1901)
- Versión estándar revisada (1952)
- Biblia de Jerusalén (1966)
- Nueva Biblia en inglés con los apócrifos (1970)
- Good News Bible / Today's English Versión (1976)
- Nueva Biblia Americana (1970)
- Versión Estándar Revisada, una Edición Ecuménica (1973)
- Nueva Versión Internacional (1978)
- Biblia de la Nueva Jerusalén (1987)
- Biblia Revisada en Inglés (1989)
- Nueva Versión Estándar Revisada (1990)
- Biblia Común en Inglés (2012 )
The Catechism in the back of the Book of Common Prayer (pp. 845-862) helps us understand the essential truths of the Christian faith and how Episcopalians live those truths.
It is also intentionally arranged to "provide a brief summary of the Church's teachings for anyone who wishes to research a Prayer Book in detail," with titles such as Human Nature, God the Father, The Old Covenant, The Ten Commandments, Sin and Redemption, God Son, The New Covenant, The Creeds, The Holy Spirit, The Holy Scriptures, The Church, The Ministry, Prayer And Worship, The Sacraments, Holy Baptism, The Holy Eucharist, Other Sacramental Rites, And The Christian Hope.