The Daily Office
From primitive societies, through ancient Judaism and continuing into Christianity, certain times of day were set apart by communities for prayer, scripture reading, songs and meditation. This Christian tradition for both private devotions and public worship has continued in the Episcopal Church through the offerings in the Book of Common Prayer. In several forms, seekers find guidance for daily devotions in Morning and Evening Prayer, prayers throughout the day and Compline, at day’s end.
The Book of Common Prayer also provides readings for each day of the week.
Since 1935 Forward Movement Publications has been offering written meditations on the daily Scripture lessons in the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer as an aid to individuals for private devotions.
Book Of Common Prayer 1979
The Book of Common Prayer contains a wealth of resources for everything from faith development and devotional tools to an outline of the essentials of the faith; from prayers for all manner of circumstances to saints/holy days; from Scripture reading guides to public services of worship; from historical documents to funeral services. The Book of Common Prayer is now available on line.
Book of Common Prayer Online
Revised Common Lectionary
The Revised Common Lectionary is the guide for the Scripture readings for Sunday worship services for churches around the world, including The Episcopal Church in the United States. It is the product of ecumenical scholarship and is designed, like its predecessors, in three-year cycles, to offer to worshipping congregations readings from the Old Testament, Psalms, the New Testament/Epistles and the Gospel that, over the three-year period, cover the basic content and theology of the Bible.