Thursday, April 12, 2007

Online Treasure

For my most recent birthday, my in-laws gave me the gift that keeps on giving: a book of common prayer. We have greatly enjoyed using it as a family and I've greatly benefited from using the daily office for my personal time with God. On Easter, we decided to follow the liturgy provided and it so happened that my parents were online at the same time. So I quickly stumbled on the online book of common prayer. We were able to use this and have an Easter service with my parents who were on the other side of the world! My dad and I served as the deacons and Aubrey and Sus read the scriptures. It was awesome!

If you don't know how to use it, it takes a bit of perusing to figure out. But I use the Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families under the Daily Office section. Check it out!

1 comment:

Tim Miller said...

I went to the bookstore to buy Cranmer's Book of Common prayer but when I looked through it I didn't like it nearly as much as the Society of Saint Francis "Celebrating Common Prayer" that I've been using. Then I checked out the Anglican website and I didn't like their daily posts as much either.

So my two cents worth is to invest in Celebrating Common Prayer, the traveller's edition. Or, if you're crazy, you could go for "Common Worship: Daily Prayer." That's the non-traveller's version. That is identical but with a broader selection of Scriptures and so forth...mine is (like any breviary) intended for monks/Christians who are on the go and need one small book for their prayers on the go. I gotta go now, 'cause I'm so on the go. Here I go. Go, go go!