All the services found in this directory are taken from, and can be found in The Book of Common Prayer according to the use of The Episcopal Church.
The Book of Common Prayer contains all of the services we use in the Episcopal Church. It also contains a rich and wide variety of prayers, devotions, and teaching for individuals and congregations. It is our primary symbol of unity as Anglican Christians. It is often said that, if you want to know what Episcopalians are about, come to church with us. The first Prayer Book was compiled in 1549, and our Prayer Book was most recently revised in 1979. You can download your own copy of the Book of Common Prayer here.
The Ratification of “The Book of Common Prayer” (1789)
By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this Sixteenth Day of October, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine.