“When Two or Three are Gathered”

2 or 3 gathered artThe English Reformation and the Making of the Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer is at the heart of Episcopal Worship, and Anglican Worship around the world. It comes from a time of kings and queens, battles and intrigue. Begin in 1549 it would take until 1662 to reach the version which was the official authorized liturgy in the Church of England until it shared that space with new liturgies from the late 1960s. The Episcopal Church in the USA has seen more revisions, but the 1662 book still inspires the 1979 Prayer Book and beyond. This video course is narrated and based on the Powerpoint presentations for the original classroom based course in 2016. Each video is about 20 minutes long and you can watch them at your leisure.

Section1: Henry VIII and Edward VI 1534-1556

Section2: Mary and Elizabeth 1556-1603

Section 3: James and Charles 1603 -1662

Section 4: More details of the English Civil war, the Restoration of Charles II and the BCP in an age of exploration.