Almighty and everliving God, whose servant Thomas Cranmer, with others, did restore the language of the people in the prayers of thy Church: Make us always thankful for this heritage; and help us so to pray in the Spirit and with the understanding, that we may worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
#OTD in 1549, which was Whitsunday, use of the first version of the Book of Common Prayer became compulsory in England.
Compiled by Thomas Cranmer, it was a product of the English Reformation, establishing Bible readings for each day and providing structured services in English. pic.twitter.com/C1OTkUGNUv
— Canterbury Cathedral (@CburyCathedral) June 9, 2020