The History and Use of The Book of Common Prayer Online Course

Starts: January 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Ends: February 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

St Joseph of Arimathea’s Online Courses for Winter/Spring, 2014

Our Province’s seminary, St Joseph of Arimathea, will again offer online lecture courses on weekday evenings for interested clergy and laity. The three courses offered in the winter/spring term encompass, as usual, a broad range of topics. The online program has been restructured so that there will be one course designed especially for postulants and deacons, another for the continuing education of clergy, and a third one for a general audience. The course descriptions tell you which is which — but, of course, anyone is free to take any or all classes. Each class may be viewed at the time of broadcast or later in recorded form, and on either a computer screen or a mobile device. The fee for The History and Use of The Book of Common Prayer, a 15-week course with written assignments, is $250. The other two courses, for auditors, we offer at the ridiculously low price of $50. Please email Fr. Smith at the address below to sign up and make arrangements for paying.

The History and Use of The Book of Common Prayer

The Rev’d Canon Blair Schultz, All Saints Anglican Church, Bollingbroke, Illinois Thursdays, 8-9 pm (Central Time)

This course is designed for postulants and clergy who have not had a formal course in the Prayer Book, yet will also be of interest to laity who seek a more in-depth knowledge of traditional Anglican worship and use of the Sacraments. One can have that knowledge only by looking at their development from Archbishop Cranmer’s first edition in 1549 to the1928 American edition that the congregations of the Province of Christ the King now use. The course will note the differences between the English and American Prayer Books, and also include practical instruction on how best to conduct the various services and pastoral offices. This 15-week course has written assignments, and the fee is $250. Begins January 30 and ends May 15.

Sign up and receive your instructions for tuning in from Fr. Smith by sending an e-mail to: