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In the wake of one of the more decisive and controversial General Conventions and Canterbury’s response to the Episcopal Church’s stance on equality, many are left asking what does it mean to be Anglican?  Since its formation by Henry VIII and Cromwell in the 16th century, the Church of England and her sister provinces have hardly grown without conflict.  History has shown that we are a Church that values tradition, fights for progress, and lets former progress become tradition that prevents us from moving forward.   As a Church that defines itself by being unified in liturgy, these struggles are illustrated best through the various editions and evolution of our Book of Common Prayer.  The Cathedral Bookstore in partnership with the Order of Saint Anthony the Great and the Grey Parrot Gallery of Buckhead are thrilled to offer an exhibit of the primary editions of the Book of Common Prayer from Archbishop’s Laud’s Prayer Book of 1637 to the Prospectus of the 1979 Standard BCP.  A collection such as this is exceptionally rare outside of our oldest seminary rare book collections.  We hope you’ll take the opportunity now to see these examples of our sacred liturgy, read about how the Church has changed through the centuries and see the promise of where our evolving liturgy can take us into ministry of the 21st century.

Showing at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta.

Books of Common Prayer from 1637-1979

Books of Common Prayer from 1637-1979

September 2009

RSS The Order’s Alleluia Garden

  • Goliath Grow Beds: The end is in sight!
    Well, whadya know?  The grow beds are built and up and running!  Just like the bottom tanks, the grow beds are constructed from 2x4s and 4x4s.  The insides are lined with pond liners, and the central tube for the bell syphons are 2″ pvc.  The input pipe into the grow bed is 3/4″ pvc with valves attached so […]
  • “It’s a jungle in there!” or “Orchids Adorning Aquaponics”
    I know I said we’d have an update on Br. Addison’s work, but as he’s swamped with end of term homework and finals, we’ll wait another week for him to resurface from school so he can tell us all about some of the new plants he’s tracked down. In the meantime, thanks to our own […]
  • Construction Junction: monks with power tools
    So back to the aquaponics… With a consistent scale, the new and accurate plans for the system look like this: As you can see, the unit fits into the corner with two grow beds running along either wall, and the water tanks creating the triangular shape underneath.  The tank is divided into two sections for […]