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Resolution 74 - The Book of Common Prayer - Prayer Book Revision

Resolution 74

The Book of Common Prayer - Prayer Book Revision

The Conference, recognising the work of Prayer Book revision being done in different parts of the Anglican Communion, 

  1. calls attention to those features in the Books of Common Prayer which are essential to the safeguarding of our unity: ie. the use of the canonical Scriptures and the Creeds, Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, and the Ordinal; 
  2. notes that there are other features in these books which are effective in maintaining the traditional doctrinal emphasis and ecclesiastical culture of Anglicanism and therefore should be preserved; 
  3. and urges that a chief aim of Prayer Book revision should be to further that recovery of the worship of the primitive Church which was the aim of the compilers of the first Prayer Books of the Church of England.

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