Thomas Cranmer 2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556

Today we remember the martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, killed this day in 1556 under Queen Mary. Cranmer was the first Archbishop of Canterbury of the reformed Church of England and the original author of the Book of Common Prayer. The 1662 BCP we have today is really simply a revision of his majestic 1552. Foxe relates the […]

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Gerald Bray - The Anglican Way

Great little article by Gerald Bray at Ligonier   The first Book of Common Prayer appeared in 1549. It contained services for daily worship, both morning and evening, and forms for the administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, along with other ceremonies that were used less often. The services were full of biblical phrases and […]

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