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The Book of Common Prayer is the title given to a number of liturgical texts which have codified the normative liturgy of the Anglican churches since the earliest days of the Church of England.

The first BCP was composed largely by Thomas Cranmer and was authorized in 1549.

English Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1549
Book of Common Prayer, 1552
Book of Common Prayer, 1559
Book of Common Prayer, 1662

Scottish Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1637

Irish Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1877

American Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1786
Book of Common Prayer, 1892
Book of Common Prayer, 1928
Book of Common Prayer, 1979

Canadian Editions:

Book of Common Prayer, 1918
Book of Common Prayer, 1959/62

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The (American) Book of Common Prayer
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