BCP, Parts 2 & 3


One Book For All --- One Church For All

A.    Reflections on the BCP
1.     The Primacy of Scripture


2.     Time Passages: Lives Saturated in Prayer


3.     Acting Out Our Faith


4.     Establishment of the Via Media --- the Middle Way.
  
                  Session 3:  (audio available)

B.    The Politics of the Matter
1.      The Great Matter
2.     The Great Bible

C.     Cranmer vs the Catholics
1.      Hocus Pocus
2.     The Language of Prayer
3.     The Hours of Prayer

D.    Cranmer vs the Evangelicals
1.     Priests in Robes/Ministers in Suits
2.     Matins /Morning Prayer
3.     Altars/Tables; Space and Architecture
4.     The Black Rubric

E.      One book for all = one church for all



HISTORICAL TIMELINE
THE BCP AND THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
 (Click underlined links to Wikipedia for more info)

1509 – King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon
1527 – Anne Boleyn; Henry protests to the Pope
1533 – (Mar. 30)  Thomas Cranmer is installed as Archbishop of Canterbury
1538 – The Great Bible is published
1538 – Cranmer completes his first draft of an English Liturgy
1544 – Cranmer completes the Litany
1547 – King Henry VIII dies; Edward takes the throne
1548 – (Easter Sunday) Cranmer promotes an English Eucharist for mandatory use
1549 – The First Book of Common Prayer is published
1549 – The Act of Uniformity
1553 -- Assession of Mary I to the throne (through 1558)
1558 -- Assession of Elizabeth I
      Part 1 -  The Act of Supremacy of 1558
      Part 2 -  The Act of Uniformity 1558/59
1547-1571 - Development of The [Elizabethan] Homilies

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