1928 Book of Common Prayer with the Original Lectionary

The cover of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, as it’s been offered on Positive Infinity since it was uploaded in December 2003. The church, of course, is Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, the webmaster’s home church, and a suitable backdrop for this prayer book.

A little while back I posted The Episcopal Church My Mother Raised Me In Shorted The Scriptures, where I discussed the fact that the 1928 Book of Common Prayer (which has been available on this site for a long time) changed its lectionary for the worse in 1945.

Not one to simply complain about things, I found and am offering for download a scanned copy of the 1928 BCP with this original lectionary. It’s a little rough in spots but has the “book” feel with opposing pages on one spread. It comes from Charles Wohlers’ excellent prayer book site.

I know it’s better to use a real book, but if you have older copies you want to preserve, it’s a good way to do it. (In any case, 1928 BCP’s tend to be expensive, which should tell you something…)

I have a bulletin from the late 1930’s where this edition is used; the pagination is a little different in the later part of the book.

Download the 1928 Book of Common Prayer with the Original Lectionary

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