"I BELIEVE there is no LITURGY in the World, either in ancient or modern language, which breathes more of a solid, scriptural, rational Piety, than the COMMON PRAYER of the CHURCH of ENGLAND." John Wesley.
Despite those words, Wesley realized that in its entirety the BCP needed to be modified to fit the practices of the Methodists society, especially for those congregants living abroad in the new frontier.
In 1784 he published this version to be considered for use in the parishes of the Continental US.
This book is a Methodist Book of Common Prayer, integrated for modern use, yet allegiant to the original Anglican-Wesleyan text. This is the original work by John and Charles Wesley published by them in 1784. This was their version of the English 1662 The Book of Common Prayer. It was intended to be a Ministers Manual useful to the itinerant pastor. In the back of the book is a collection of Psalms and Hymns that they found inspiring and useful for Methodists services. It appears that these Hymns are from a variety of authors such as Issac Watts though no credits are referenced in the original.
This is neither a scan of the original book nor a facsimile. The entire original work including scriptures has been transposed word for word from the 18th Century original publication to the 21st Century digital age keeping all the original language and spellings so that students and researchers may make complete comparative studies of early Methodism and early Christian services and liturgies.
In addition to John Wesley's The Book of Common Prayer, this eBook contains BONUS MATERIAL: 1) Included is the Minutes of the 1784 Methodist Conference in which the original book was accepted by the U.S. Methodists Societies as a form of Discipline. 2) Also included is John Wesley's Tracts on Prayer which were published earlier by Wesley. These readings make the eBook a complete John Wesley Prayer Collection for your daily reading, study, and devotion.
The entire book has been specially prepared for eBook. This book is a very large volume and as such it has been specially indexed for efficient navigation. The default Table of Contents is large and detailed, if you click on Contents at the top of the list it will take you to a shorter menu. This shorter Contents page is also the next page from USING THIS eBOOK. Larger sections link to sub-menus in order to give you quick access to specific content. Clicking on Headings at the top of the page will bring you back to the Contents page.
The large sections that use submenus are as follows:
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, and GOSPELS. consist of 57 readings for Sunday services and special services throughout the year.
SELECT PSALMS. have Morning and Evening selections of Psalms to be read over 30 days.
ARTICLES OF RELIGION. consist of 24 Articles.
Psalms and Hymns. have a selection of 42 Psalms and Hymns.
Psalms and Hymns 2. have a selection of 74 additional Psalms and Hymns.
MINUTES. contain 81 Questions with multiple Answers.
John Wesley's Tracts on Prayer. contains 72 readings.
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