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German portraitist Gerlach Flicke's best-known painting is possibly that of Thomas Cranmer, dated 1545, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
MARCH 21: THOMAS CRANMER
Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1556: Cranmer is author of the Book of Common Prayer, adopted by Parliament as the official liturgy of the Church of England in 1549.
The Fifth Sunday in Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday, falls on March 21 this year, the day the Anglican Church commemorates Cranmer’s death.
The Collect for the day:
WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (1928 Book of Common Prayer, page 132.)
A gift of prayer and praise is your perfect choice for Easter and Trinity seasons. Send your graduates off with a 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Celebrate a confirmation, ordination, marriage, or other special occasion with a pin and a Prayer Book. Put a hardcover or paperback Prayer Book on your Summer Reading List.
If you order before Trinity Sunday, May 30, we’ll include a copy of Night Prayers on Calvary, a collection of sermons by Rev. Jerome F. Politzer, a founder of the 1928 Prayer Book Alliance. Night Prayers, usually $20, will be only $5 with your purchase of pins and Prayer Books.
St. Mary's, Stove, Kent, UK
WAYS TO GIVE
1928 Prayer Book Alliance, a nonprofit organization, relies on donations to help us increase use of the classic traditional 1928 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). We greatly appreciate any amount that you can give, whether it's a check sent today, a gift in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a special event or prayer granted.
Visit our 'Ways to Give' page to learn how you can help.
The 1928 Prayer Book Alliance celebrates our freedom to worship as we believe with the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
The traditional Book of Common Prayer, based on the Holy Bible, is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest books ever written in the English language. It sets the standard for worship throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
At 1928 Prayer Book Alliance events, such as a Cranmer's Birthday picnic July 2, we talk with church members about the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Here one of the picnickers gets into the spirit -- and the picnic basket.