THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER:
ABOUT A SPIRITUAL TREASURE CHEST
Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Luke’s Assembly Hall with The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson
We are most fortunate to have The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson joining us on April 10 to discuss his recently published The Book of Common Prayer: A Spiritual Treasure Chest. In this unique book, Canon Robertson offers fascinating insights into the history and heritage of the BCP, while opening its treasures to those seeking to deepen their life of prayer, build stronger relationships, and make a difference in the world. He organizes his selections by theme – such as “Blessings in Times of Joy and Pain,” “Called to Serve” and “Praise and Petition.”
The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, DD, PhD, is Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, a noted scholar in the worldwide Anglican Communion, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Dr. Robertson has served on the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches, and has published many books and articles including: A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus (SkyLight Paths). He holds a Ph.D. from Durham University in England, a Fellowship from the Episcopal Church Foundation, and a D.D. honoris causa from General Theological Seminary. Robertson has also worked extensively with the U.S. Depts. of Education, Labor, and State, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Hollywood studios and guilds.
The Book of Common Prayer was first composed in 1549 by Thomas Cranmer, Henry VIII’s Archbishop of Canterbury. The BCP, alongside Shakespeare’s works and the King James Bible, helped shape the English language. Today almost eighty million Anglican Christians throughout the world use the BCP in public worship. Countless people – Anglican and otherwise – use it in their private devotional life.
Program is open to the public, no charge. Copies of Canon Robertson’s book will be available at St. Luke’s that evening. For more information about Dr. Robertson and his writings, visit www.ckrobertson.com and www.skylightpaths.com.
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