Praying With Understanding: Explanations of Words and Passages in the Book of Common Prayer by Roger Beckwith.
“If we are to be edified by our worship, we need to think about the words we are using, so that we can make them our own.”
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The Book of Common Prayer is a valuable teaching resource in the Church, yet because of its unusual language, it can be, in places, hard to understand. In this little booklet, Roger Beckwith takes us through the Book of Common Prayer, explaining the meanings of words and phrases to help us to understand them more fully.
Roger Beckwith was attracted to the Church of England by the Prayer Book and by Anglican church buildings and church music and at Oxford University, was finally won to Christian discipleship. He joined Dr. Jim Packer at Latimer House Oxford in its work of research and writing, and advising Synod members. He later became warden of Latimer House. During his time at Latimer House, he also taught Liturgy at Wycliffe Hall for over twenty years and looked after the little parish of Wytham for six. For twenty years he served on the Anglican-Orthodox Commission. In his writings, Roger Beckwith has concentrated on Doctrine, Worship, the Jewish background to the New Testament, and Ecclesiastical Affairs (especially Anglican).
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First Published 1992. Second edition 2007: 40 pages
ISBN: 978 0 946307 91 3