Prayer Book’s history goes back beyond 16th century

Fr Hawtin

Casual students of Church history are probably under the impression that the first English Prayer Book is the First Prayer Book of King Edward VI, which was authorized for use in 1549. Indeed, this wonderful book is the ancestor of all the Books of Common Prayer in use today.

The English Church played a major . . . → Read More: Prayer Book’s history goes back beyond 16th century

Saint James of Jerusalem

James the Just

James the Just, from the Menologion of Basil II (10th or 11th c.). [James the Just, a.k.a. James of Jerusalem, a.k.a. James the brother of our Lord.] From Wikipedia.

Grant, we beseech thee, O God, that after the example of thy servant James the Just, brother of our Lord, thy Church may give . . . → Read More: Saint James of Jerusalem