The First English Prayer Book
Arthur James, 1999 - 146 pages
In 1549 Thomas Cranmer published the first prayer book in English using language derived from medieval forms of worship. Later prayer books produced by the Anglican Communion are derived from it and in the eyes of many are inferior. accessible and easy to follow, designed to be used in worship. As in the original, the instructions, the rubrics, are printed in red. The hope is that churches and informal Christian groups may use it for occasional or even regular acts of worship.