The Anglican Office Book

Read The Most Rev’d Dr. Ray R. Sutton’s foreword here.

  • Unique, New Revision
  • Designed for Ease of Use
  • Classic Breviary / Prayer Book Tradition
  • Contains Entire Divine Office
  • Recovers Medieval English Heritage for Classical Anglicanism 
  • Perfect for Cleric & Laymen 
  • Includes Little Hours
  • Is to Divine Office as Various Missals are to Order of Holy Communion
  • Authentic Liturgical Renewal

The new Anglican Office Book contains the entire Divine Office, in the prism of the classical Prayer Book tradition. Together with a Bible, it provides a complete source for the recitation of the Daily Office. It’s designed to be used by clerics and laymen alike.

The Anglican Office book brings to the American Church material from pre-Reformation service books, and continues the alignment of English liturgical spirituality of Fr. Hartzell and the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. It is meant as a revival of the traditional catholic vision of Anglicanism—an English liturgy embodying classical Anglicanism with the heritage of the Mediaeval Church.

Along with hours of the Office, the Little Hours are provided to enable a fuller cycle of prayer than the two Cranmerian offices afford. Supplementary historical texts include: various litanies and prayers from the American, Canadian, and Scottish Prayer Books, as well as votive Offices of the Dead and of Our Lady. In selecting hymns and antiphons used to augment the Offices, texts from the Sarum use, and material from the Dominican and Gallican rites are prioritized as best examples of the “northern Catholicism” the English Church inherited.

We sincerely hope this small book is helpful in an authentic liturgical renewal consistent with the practices of our English ancestors in the Faith.

The recitation of the Daily Office is at the center of the Spiritual Life, but Fr. Hartzell’s Prayer Book Office—appropriately styled The Anglican Office Book—provides for the Christian Proficient those elements of the historic Divine Office which enrich the Office for those who pray daily with the Church as she seeks union with God in prayer.

 The Rt. Rev. Dr. Keith L. Ackerman, VIII Bishop of Quincy
The Anglican Church in North America
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As metrical hymnals and the Anglican Missal add material to the plain Prayer Book Eucharist, so it also is desirable to have an office book that adds hymns, antiphons, and invitatories to the Prayer Book’s simplicity.

The Most Rev. Dr. Mark Haverland, Archbishop
The Anglican Catholic Church
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