Book of Common Prayer 1928


The American Book of Common Prayer 1928 is used at St. Charles and many other traditional Anglican Churches. This was the prayer book of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America from 1928 until the release of the highly altered 1979 Prayer Book.

The 1928 book maintains easily auditable connectivity to the original 1549 Book of Common Prayer compiled during the reign of Edward VI by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and ushered into the Church of England with the “Act of Uniformity”. The links below will connect you to sections of the book in  “PDF” files. All of the files together comprise the complete 1928 US Book of Common Prayer.

In addition to providing links to the parts of the BCP 1928, this page provides links to course materials for the study of your Prayer Book. Approximately 22 files will be added as this course is converted for web use the number at the beginning of the link description is the position of that file within the whole course.



Table of Contents-the Complete BCP 1928

The Table of Contents, Ratification and Preface iv: front_matter

Concerning the Service of the Church, including the use of the Psalter, and the Order how the rest the Holy Scripture is appointed to be read  ix   (1928 Version)PDF

 Concerning the Service of the Church, Including the use of the Psalter and the Lectionary vii  (1945 Version):PDF

Tables of Lessons of Holy Scripture   xiii   (1928 Version):PDF

Psalms and Lessons for the Christian Year x   (1945 Version)PDF

The Calendar xlvi: PDF

Tables and Rules for the Movable and Immovable Feasts, Together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence Throughout the Year, and the Days of Solemn Supplication l:PDF

Tables of Precedence li:PDF

Tables for finding Holy Days lii: PDF

The Order for Daily Morning Prayer 3:PDF

The Order for Daily Evening Prayer 21: PDF

Prayers and Thanksgivings 35: PDF

The Litany 54: A Penitential Office for Ash Wednesday 60:PDF

The Order for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion 67: PDF

The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels 90: PDF

The Ministration of Holy Baptism 273:PDF

Offices of Instruction  283 and The Order of Confirmation 286: PDF

The Solemnization of Matrimony 300: PDF

Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth 305: PDF

The Order for the Visitation of the Sick 308: PDF

The Communion of the Sick 321: PDF

The Order for the Burial of the Dead 324:PDF

At the Burial of a Child 338: PDF

The Psalter, or Psalms of David 345: PDF

The Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons 529: PDF

The Litany and Suffrages for Ordinations 560: PDF

The Form of Consecration of a Church or Chapel 563: PDF

An Office of Institution of Ministers into Parishes or Churches  569: PDF

A Catechism 577:PDF

Forms of Prayer to be used in Families 587: PDF

Articles of Religion  603: PDF