BOOK OF OFFICES
SERVICES FOR OCCASIONS
NOT PROVIDED FOR IN
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE
OF BISHOPS. PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS
AT CINCINNATI, OCTOBER 1910, AND AFTER FURTHER
CONSIDERATION, WITH SUGGESTIONS FROM OTHER
BISHOPS, REVISED AND REPORTED, OCTOBER 1913.
REFERRED BACK TO THE COMMITTEE, AND RE-ISSUED,
1914, WITH CORRECTIONS, PRELIMINARY TO PRESENTATION TO THE HOUSE OF
BISHOPS AT THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF 1916
THE YOUNG CHURCHMAN CO.
COMMITTEE ON THE SUBJECT OF
A BOOK OF OFFICES
OF TEXAS (Chairman).
OF SPRINGFIELD (Secretary).
OP FOND DU LAC.
NOTE. — It should be noted
that this Book has no authority beyond that of the Report of a Committee
of the House of Bishops, and the authorization of the Bishop is necessary
before any of the offices may lawfully be used in any Diocese.
Book of Offices was intended, as the title states, "for
Occasions not provided for in the Book of Common Prayer", meaning,
in this case, the 1892 edition. Thus this Book is the ultimate predecessor
of the current Book of Occasional Services.
a wide variety of services, some which might have been of interest
to more Anglo-Catholic parishes, others of interest to more evangelical
parishes; some which were revivals from older BCP's, some which
appeared here only, some whose successors are still in the Book
of Occasional Services, and one (Compline) which has "graduated"
to the Book of Common Prayer itself.
This book was
succeeded in 1940 by a second Book of Offices based on
the 1928 BCP, and finally by the current Book of Occasional
Services, based on the 1979 BCP.
It is hoped
that this publication will help trace the origins of some services,
and help put a window on the Church of 100 years ago.