The Sunday Service of the Methodists
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The Sunday Service of the Methodists, with The Sunday Service of the Methodists; With Other Occasional Services being the full title, is the first Christian liturgical book given to the Methodist Churches by their founder, John Wesley. It has its basis in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Editions were produced for Methodists in both the British Empire and in North America.
The Sunday Service of the Methodists has immensely influenced later Methodist liturgical texts. The Order for Morning Prayer for the Methodist Episcopal Church, for example, is adapted from The Sunday Service of the Methodists. The more recent Book of Worship for Church and Home reprinted the original Morning Prayer office used in The Sunday Service of the Methodists. Many of the liturgical rites, such as that of the Lord's Supper, in "The Ritual" of The Discipline of The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection have preserved various prayers published in The Sunday Service of the Methodists.
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- Hefling, Charles; Shattuck, Cynthia (1 July 2006). The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford University Press. p. 213. ISBN 9780199723898.
- The Discipline of the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference). Salem: Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection. 2014. p. 133-166.