5

According to its wikipedia article, the Anglican publication 'Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England' was launched in the year 2000 and was a successor to the Alternative Service Book (ASB) of 1980, which was an authorized alternative to the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. The form of the wedding service in the first trial use volume ...


4

The particular prayer that your grandfather once prayed to calm storms at sea will be rather hard to pinpoint as there are many saints invoked against storms and this list is not a complete one. Both St. Michael the Archangel and St. Nicholas of Myra are traditionally invoked against storms at sea. St. Peter is one of the patron saint of fishermen. As you ...


4

"Matins" was traditionally sung overnight, or in the very early morning. The name comes from the Latin "matutinae" which means "morning [hours]". In the 1960s,with a revision of the Divine Office, Matins was removed from those hours which must be sung (or said). It was renamed "The Office of Readings", and is permitted to be used at any time. Lauds was ...


2

Scans of the 1662 version of the Book of Common Prayer are currently unavailable on Google Books and the Internet Archive, however, you might consider the scans of an 1892 reprint entitled The Book of Common Prayer from the Original Manuscript attached to the Act of Uniformity of 1662. Its publishers claim: In the following pages the Book of Common Prayer ...


2

A lot of sites have the text of the 1662 BCP (or at least they claim to) but I couldn't see any sites with accessible scans. Your best bet is probably to buy a paperback facsimile.


2

In Russia, Bibles for personal reading are in Russian. One have to search to find it in Church Slavonic. Memorized prayers are in Church Slavonic. Prayer books, akathists are in Church Slavonic though there are some with translation to Russian. At least one 20th century akathist that I know was written in Russian. Living of the Saints, Philokalia and ...


1

My dad told me stories of my grandpa and my great grandpa, who knew a certain prayer for "cutting a storm in half" to avert storms while they were fishing. My great grandpa was from Yugoslavia and settled in Buras, Louisiana. They were oyster fishermen and would be working along the coast of Louisiana during storms. My dad told me they would hold ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible