DIOCESE OF MA.
The Diocese of Massachusetts is composed of 77, 000 members in 190 parishes throughout eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. Its congregations make up our diocese and our diocese is part of the wider Episcopal Church, which in turn is part of a larger, global community of Anglican Christians.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The life and work of the Episcopal Church begins in local congregations, expands across dioceses, and extends into global Anglican relationships. Together, as the body of Christ, we worship an work for God’s kingdom to come, trusting in the Holy Spirit to guide us.
Anglicans are followers of Jesus Christ. The Anglican Church traces its origins to Christ and His apostles. To learn more about Anglicans and the Christian faith you are invited to visit and worship in an Anglican Church, meet local church leaders and parishioners.
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Book of Common Prayer
The Episcopal Church is the representative of the Anglican Communion in the United States, and also in several other countries. It has had its own Book of Common Prayer since the American Revolution; prior to that, of course, it was part of the Church of England.There have been four editions of the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer; all are presented here, starting with the latest and going back to the first.
Links to the Lessons for Sundays and Major Holy Days From the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), as adapted for use in Episcopal worship.