Author: Peter C. Bower
Publisher: Geneva Press
Published during the tenth anniversary of the Book of Common Worship (1993), The Companion to the Book of Common Worship is a practical guide, answering questions such as how do I use the Book of Common Worship to its fullest advantage? and how can the Book of Common Worship form a congregation into a community that glorifies and enjoys God?
Author: Paul F. Bradshaw,Alcuin Club
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
When Common Worship was introduced, a need for a serious and scholarly commentary on the whole range of its texts became apparent. A Companion to Common Worship provides an historical survey of the origins and development of many rites from New Testament times, through the Middle-Ages and Reformation, up to the present day. The parts of each rite are examined in a detailed commentary that includes a comparison with the ASB and other contemporary liturgies, followed by a short list of books for further reading.
Author: United Methodist Church (United States). Commission on Worship
- Helps adult volunteers use their specialized skills in art, cooking, music, computers, drama, and games to engage children in activity-based Bible lessons.- For use with children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Activities appeal to both younger and older children.- Appropriate resources such as software, videos, and books, are recommended for each lesson.- Includes Talk Tips to help adults discuss faith questions in child-friendly language.- Complete lesson plans, stories, activities, scripts, station set-up tips, list of resources needed, printed music, word transparencies, and a music CD are included with each unit.
Author: Raymond Chapman
Publisher: Canterbury Press
This companion provides commentary and devotional reflection on each of the Gospel readings in the Book of Common Prayer, for Sundays and for other occasions during the year. It is intended as an aid for those who preach, for those who prepare for worship by reading the scriptures of the day and for those who say the daily office alone. Each reflection is followed by a simple and heartfelt prayer and a quotation drawn from the breadth of the Christian tradition. A helpful introduction enlarges our understanding of the Gospels and their place in Prayer Book worship.
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Category: Pastoral prayers
One of the most common tasks undertaken by all clergy is ministry to the sick and to the bereaved. Containing the essentials for pastoral ministry in the community, Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion brings together services, prayers and readings for the most frequently encountered pastoral occasions in a portable, easy-reference volume. It includes liturgies, prayers and readings for: Emergency baptism Prayers for the sick and their families Holy Communion at home or in hospital Reconciliation services (not present in previous Pastoral Services or Ministry to the Sick volumes) Prayers with the dying and at the time of a death Prayers for use at home before and after a funeral Passages of Scripture and Psalms in both modern and Prayer Book versions This elegant and discreet volume - bound in soft-touch imitation leather with two ribbons - is the ideal size for keeping to hand in your pocket, bag or car glove compartment.
The Age of the Reformation
Author: Hughes Oliphant Old
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Covering the story of preaching from the Protestant Reformation to the end of the 17th century, the latest volume in this series covers not only what the Reformers preached but also the reform of preaching itself.
A Biographical Companion to Common Worship
Author: John H. Darch,Stuart K. Burns
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Category: Christian saints
Combining a stimulating mix of history and biography, Saints on Earth gives detailed information about the people commemorated in the Common Worship calendar of Holy Days - a calendar greatly expanded from those contained in the Book of Common Prayer and the Alternative Service Book. This wide-ranging selection of spiritually significant men and women features Celtic and Catholic saints, Reformers, Tractarians, bishops and missionaries together with poets, writers, martyrs, social reformers, kings and queens. Recent heroes and heroines of faith, both Anglican and from other Christian traditions, are celebrated alongside those who inspired the Early Church. The accompanying free CD-ROM includes a module compatible with Visual Liturgy 4.0; this links each biography electronically to its allocated Holy Day, allowing users to access that day's information at the click of a button. The CD-ROM also contains searchable PDF files of the Saints on Earth material. This versatile companion is a rich source of inspiration for preaching and leading prayers and worship throughout the year. It is also a valuable resource for teachers in Church schools.
A Companion Guide to the Christian Faith
Author: Stephen Cottrell,Steven J. L. Croft
Publisher: Church House Publishing
A companion guide for new Christians just setting out on the journey, and for more experienced travellere who feel they may have lost their way and need to re-set the compass. This book gives help and instruction in major areas of the Christian life, such as: prayer; reading the Bible; worship; relating faith to daily life; sharing our faith; seeking God's kingdom. Each chapter explores a theme and has a selection of readings and prayers.
A Companion to the Evening Psalms
Author: Michael Sadgrove
In his introduction to this beautifully written companion to the Evening Cycle of Psalms (as set out in the Church of England's Book of Common Prayer), Michael Sadgrove reminds us that the Psalms have been central to public worship and personal prayer for the entire history of the church. They are indeed one of the world's greatest spiritual treasures- in the words of Martin Luther, 'full of heartfelt utterances'- and are as vital a source of comfort, challenge and inspiration to people of faith today as they have ever been. I Will Trust in You will greatly benefit anyone who wishes to engage more deeply with the riches of the Psalms.
Author: Joanna Cox,Martin Davie
Publisher: Church House Publishing
This companion has been produced to help individuals and groups discuss and reflect on the material in 'Some Issues in Human Sexuality'. It also offers a structure for reading the main volume and gives a summary of the main points.
A Ceremonial Guide
Author: Leonel L. Mitchell
Publisher: Cowley Publications
In this third and final volume in a series of ceremonial guides to worship in the Episcopal Church according to The Book of Common Prayer, Leonel L. Mitchell focuses on the pastoral and occasional liturgies. Beginning with the celebration of the Daily Office, he goes on to discuss the seasonal liturgies beyond the Lent-Easter cycle, including Advent Lessons and Carols, Candlemas, and Rogation processions. The pastoral offices include baptism, marriage, the blessing of homes, reconciliation, ministry to the sick, and burial. Finally, Mitchell concludes with the services involving bishops, including celebrations of new ministries, consecrations of churches, and ordination rites. Like its two companion volumes, Howard E. Galley's The Ceremonies of the Eucharist and Mitchell's Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days, this new guide offers clear descriptions of ways of celebrating the rites as well as the theological and historical reasons behind them. The book is designed to be useful in churches of all sizes, small and large.
Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley–Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub–disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life
The Complete Celtic Worship Resource and Collection
Author: Brendan O'Malley
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Category: Celtic Church
Create your own Celtic orders of service for a Eucharist, Morning, Midday and Evening Prayer, Compline and other worship occasions - formal or informal. This book contains ancient and contemporary texts for every element of each service from call to worship to final blessing - the fullest range available for mixing and matching. The book is fully compatible with the "Common Worship" and other modern lectionaries. Clergy, worship leaders and individual users should be delighted to have a liturgical resource offering ancient and contemporary Celtic texts arranged to meet today's worship needs."A Celtic Primer" draws on early Welsh and Irish texts as well as the work of modern writers to create a daily prayer companion from which any act of worship can be created. Scripture and spiritual readings are included and seasonal variations add to its versatility. The celebration of the work of God in creation and redemption is interwoven throughout, resonating deeply with people's search for a sense of transcendence in their everyday lives.
Author: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This useful resource--designed especially for pastors, deacons, elders, and other caregivers--provides liturgies and prayers for use in a variety of services. It includes portions of theBook of Common Worshipmost needed in pastoral ministries, including services of Christian marriage, funerals, baptisms and reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant. This lovely blue, compact book, complete with blue and red ribbons and red rubrics, may be carried to any occasion, such as ministry with the sick, prayers at the time of death, and services of holy communion with those who are unable to attend public worship.