Book of Common Prayer, aka The Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer, aka The Book of Common Prayer

The Short Title of a number of related Prayer Books used in the Anglican Communion. The original book ,published in 1549 by the Church of England was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome.

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Matrimony is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God.

To love, cherish, and to obey.

Men to be of one mind in an house.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

A joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful

No mere man since the Fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the Commandments.

We therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and

Afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate.

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in Thee, mercifully accept our prayer; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace, that in keeping Thy commandments we may please Thee, both in will and deed.

Whose service is perfect freedom.

All sorts and conditions of men.

Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.

An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.

Renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world.

Bless us our Father, together all of us, with the light of thy countenance.

Show thy servant the light of thy countenance.

But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.

The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection into eternal life.

The iron entered into his soul.

From envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness.

The kindly fruits of the earth.

Grant that the old Adam in these persons may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in them.

The noble army of martyrs.

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The Short Title of a number of related Prayer Books used in the Anglican Communion. The original book ,published in 1549 by the Church of England was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome.