Talk:Morning Prayer (Anglican)

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Both here and at Evensong I've taken out references to the preces and responses having ferial and festal settings. I've done this because it makes it sound like these are the only possible settings whereas many composers have set them. Where the same composer has set them more than once, those terms are sometimes used to distinguish between them e.g the settings by Byrd? (or is it Tallis) in the old "Cathedral Prayer Book" use this terminology, but normally just the name of the composer is used. If you must refer to ferial and festal, it would be useful to provide an explanation of the difference (or a link to an appropriate article). See the current listing for BBC Radio 3's regualr broadcast of choral evensong at [1]. David Underdown 12:37, 13 April 2006 (UTC)


I'm not entirely happy with this article, or Evensong, so I've started playing around with a copy of the article at user:David Underdown/Morning Prayer. I haven't got that far yet, but it seems to me that there's rather a lot of repetition, and confusion in the article as it stands. Some sections are perhaps more to do with Anglican history, rather than the service itself, and might be better in an entirely different article. Anyway, please have a look, and make some comments. David Underdown 13:04, 24 April 2006 (UTC)


I believe the History section is seriously wrong. The Sundary morning pattern instituted by the reformers was Mattins followed by the Litany and Holy Communion. Holy Communion was, in practice, often shortened to Ante-Communion (the portion of the service prior to the Offertory), but the principle of doing all three services was maintained. It was only in succeeding generations that Sunday morning observances were truncated. - BALawrence 23:28, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

We could use some references for the whole of the history section (well, the whole article really), so if anyone's got something which would cover those points it would be great. Do have a look at my stalled attempt at a re-write - link above. See if you think it's any better (or worse...) David Underdown 08:03, 13 April 2007 (UTC)