Saint Augustine's Prayer Book

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Saint Augustine's Prayer Book is an Anglo-Catholic devotional book published for members of the various Anglican churches in the United States and Canada by the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican monastic community.

The first edition, edited by Loren N. Gavitt, was published in 1947. Now in the eighteenth printing of the 1967 revised edition, it remains popular among High Church Anglicans in North America. It is used as a companion to the Book of Common Prayer (American editions of 1928 and 1979). In addition to various prayers and devotions, it includes the order of Mass according to the Anglican Missal, with the Prayer Book Canon of the Mass.

The original 1947 edition was republished in 1998 as Traditional St. Augustine's Prayer Book by Preservation Press of Swedesboro, NJ.

In 2014 a Revised Edition was published by Forward Movement, edited by David Cobb and Derek Olsen, ISBN 978-0-880-28378-6.

Contents of the 1967 edition[edit]

  1. The Christian's Obligations: As to Worship, Fasting and Abstinence, and the Six Precepts
  2. Common Forms of Prayer
  3. Daily prayers
  4. Various Prayers
  5. Praise and Thanksgiving, including the Te Deum Laudamus
  6. The Mass
  7. Devotions for Holy Communion
  8. Spiritual Communion
  9. Sacrament of Penance
  10. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  11. Devotions to the Blessed Sacrament
  12. Stations of the Cross
  13. Prayers in Sickness, and for the Sick
  14. Prayers for the Dead
  15. Requiem Mass, including an English version of the Dies irae
  16. Devotions to the Trinity, including the Athanasian Creed
  17. Devotions to the Holy Ghost
  18. Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  19. Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, including the Holy Rosary and Antiphons of the Blessed Virgin
  20. Devotions to St. Joseph
  21. Devotions to the Angels
  22. Various Litanies
  23. Novenas, including Novena to the Holy Ghost, with English version of Veni Creator Spiritus
  24. Devotions for Christmas
  25. Devotions to the Passion
  26. Holy Hours



  • Saint Augustine's Prayer Book, Revised Edition, Rev. Loren Gavitt and Rev. Archie Drake, editors, Holy Cross Publications. (1967) Library of Congress Number: BV260.G3 1949

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