Monday, January 9, 2017

The Psalms Journal

Those who love the Psalms and enjoy journaling will find The Psalms Journal to be the ideal companion for both. The Psalm Journal provides a convenient place to record your devotions, prayers and reflections, as you meditate through the Psalms.

This version of the Psalms comes from the Psalter of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The psalms are printed on the left page and are faced on the right page with blank unruled paper for notes.  The Table of Contents is divided up into 60 segments for those who follow the Benedictine method of praying through the entire Psalter each month.

May you be richly blessed as you journal your way through the Psalms.

The Psalms Journal is a 6x9 paperback book with 415 pages of white 60#/24lb bond paper. The book is 1 inch thick.

The Psalms Journal is  available through Saint Austin's Press for $10.55 each, plus shipping. Bulk pricing is available. The Psalms Journal is available for $13.55 on CreateSpace and Amazon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Book of Common Prayer for Everyday Use

The Book of Common Prayer for Everyday Use is an edited adaptation of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer used in many Anglican and Episcopalian churches in the United States. This edition includes only those Rites most commonly used by the average parishioner. The goal of which is to to provide an inexpensive large print Book of Common Prayer (BCP) that can be used for personal prayer, home groups, camps, youth groups, travel, nursing homes and pastoral visitations. As an aid to nursing home use and pastoral visitations (and foir those of us who can't always find their reading glasses), it is offered in a type considerably larger than what is found in the 1,000 page editions of the BCP.

In order to achieve these goals, The Book of Common Prayer for Everyday Use only includes the Daily Office, Holy Eucharist (Contemporary), Communion Under Special Circumstances, Collects, Prayers for the Sick, The Reconciliation of a Penitent (Form One), Psalter and Lectionary (1979). In edition to the Collects, a short section of devotional prayers have been added as an aid to preparation for Holy Eucharist.

The Tradtional Eucharistic Prayers (Rite One), Seasonal Services, Eucharistic Prayer C, the Pastoral Services: Baptism, Confirmation, Matrimony, Burial, Ordination, and the Revised Common Lectionary, are omitted from this edition.

With the goal of using this edition of the Book of Common Prayer in settings outside of the church, Eucharistic Prayer A has been included in a complete format with Prayers of the People, Form III, and the Ordinary Time Prefaces, absolution and concluding blessings embedded in the Liturgy. This makes it simple for the Celebrant to offer the Eucharist with minimal page turns and reduces confusion in settings where there may be visitors or others unfamiliar with the Liturgy.

The Book of Common Prayer for Everyday Use is available in bulk pricing, or per copy for individuals. Single copy price (without shipping) is $15.50 USD. Please fill out the "Contact Us" form for price, ordering and shipping information.

Dimensions: 6x9 paperback with 506 pages, in either thin edition (.81") with white paper (40#/13lb bond), or thick edition (1.23") with cream paper (60#/24lb bond).

The thick edition is available via CreateSpace here and at Amazon here. (The thin edition is only available directly from Saint Austin's Press.)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Meaning and Symbols of Holy Eucharist

The Meaning and Symbols of Holy Eucharist is a guide to understanding worship in the Anglican tradition, particularly as practiced in Anglican churches in the United States, written by Father Van McCalister, an Anglican priest.

The Meaning and Symbols of Holy Eucharist is an introduction to the form of liturgical worship practiced by the Ancient Church, and still celebrated by the majority of Christians to this day: Holy Eucharist. This devotional guide provides instruction that reveals the sacred meaning behind the ancient words, symbols and gestures that accompany the form of worship practiced in Anglican, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox Churches.

From the Preface:

Much of my ministry has been spent on mentoring and preparing new-comers, confirmands, lay ministers, and recently ordained clergy for worship and ministry. It is my prayer that this brief book will provide the necessary “big picture” that we all need to make sense of this form of worship, we call Liturgy. These resources may be particularly useful for First Communion, Confirmation and Licensed Lay Ministry training. I have also been mindful of the “outsider” like myself, who came from a non-liturgical tradition and would have appreciated a primer to help me on my way as I fell in love with the Liturgy, even though much of it was an enigma.

The Meaning and Symbols of Holy Eucharist is available on CreateSpace and Amazon in paperback for $9.67 and in Kindle for $2.99. Bulk copies are available with special pricing directly through Saint Austin's Press by contacting us via the "Contact Us" form in the right margin.  Please note the quantity desired and shipping zip code and we will reply to you with a precise cost.

Dimensions: 5.5x8.5 paperback with 192 pages (white paper 60#/24lb bond).