This service offers traditional Anglicans who have not heard a live celebration of Holy Communion access to a live service for Easter Day, based on the 1928 Book of Common Prayer texts. The 1928 B.C.P. services retains nearly all the original features of Archbishop Cranmer’s adaption of traditional Holy Communion as practised in the English tradition. His work was also strongly influenced the emerging non-Roman Catholic practices in Europe and, unfortunately not often recognized, the translation into English of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, first published at London in the 1520s. The 1928 B.C.P. has a different Canon of the Mass and some parts are presented in a different order; nonethless, it remains faithful to Cranmer’s original purpose of a Scripture-based service with a strong sense of spirituality
The service will be read using a temporary altar at my home in Mechanicsville, Va. My wife and I will be the only persons present. Having retired from pulpit ministry at Epiphany A.D. 2014, this will be my first live service since then. I broadcast all my Sunday services live at my former parish beginning in August 2010 A.D. On most Sundays there were more people watching online than were present in the Chapel.
The illustration is two facing pages from The Gospels of Otto III, widely-regarded as the finest illuminated Bible ever produced. Many of the images from it are or will be used in the AIC Bookstore Publications on each of the four Gospels. The Gospel of John: Annotated and Illustrated should be available mid-year. My goal is to have it in print for Whitsunday.
With patience, faith and Grace, we will get through this current crisis of the body which has deprived us of access to the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
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May God bless you in all that you do in His Name! Amen.
Glory be to God for all things! Amen!