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978-0-936384-83-2 • Paperback • January 1989 • $27.95 • (£21.99)
978-1-4616-6052-1 • eBook • January 1989 • $26.50 • (£19.99)
HOWARD E. GALLEY was the working editor of the Episcopal Church's 1979 revision of The Book of Common Prayer. His immense knowledge of liturgy, language, and church tradition permeates that revision, as well as The Occasional Services. Before his death in 1993, Galley also served as editor for The Prayer Book Office, Morning and Evening Prayer, The Altar Book, and Lesser Feasts and Fasts.
Out of his deep familiarity with both liturgical tradition and the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Howard Galley has provided a guide to the use of the Prayer Book that is sensitive both to its liturgical and theological backgrounds and to the practical and pastoral issues surrounding public worship today.
— Thomas J. Talley
This is more than a mere manual of ceremony. Based on a deep knowledge of the history of worship, Galley shows us that liturgy is living action, the work of an assembled people of God. Read, enjoy, and use this book.
— Ormonde Plater
Howard Galley's book is an important guide to the use of the Book of Common Prayer and provides historical and liturgical perspectives on the actions of both officiants and congregation. An informative and practical treatment of the ceremonial tradition.
— Lloyd Patterson
An absolutely superb book. I highly recommend it.
— Richard F. Grien