Liturgical Texts

Liturgical Texts authorized by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada

Download authorized liturgical texts
  • Book of Common Prayer
  • The Book of Alternative Services
  • Make Preparation: Liturgy Planning Notes
  • For All the Saints
  • Occasional Celebrations
  • Supplementary Eucharistic Prayers, Services of the Word, and Night Prayer
  • Public Distribution of Holy Communion by Deacons and Lay People

French texts

Selected liturgies from the BAS and supplements in French

Download French translations
  • Le baptême / Holy Baptism
  • La sainte eucharistie / Holy Eucharist
  • Le mariage dans le cadre d’une eucharistie / Marriage with the Holy Eucharist
  • Les funérailles Première forme / Funeral Liturgy Form 1
  • Prières universelles / litanies
  • Le propre de l’année / the Proper of the Church Year
  • L’ordination d’un évêque ou une évêque / The ordination of a bishop
  • L’ordination des prêtres / The ordination of a priest
  • L’ordination des diacres / The ordination of a deacon
  • Le service de la Parole II / A Service of the Word (fromEucharistic Prayers, Services of the Word, and Night Prayer)

Additional liturgical texts

Blessing and Celebration of a Marriage Between a Christian and a Person of Another Faith Tradition
The General Synod authorized text of the Blessing and Celebration of a Marriage between a Christian and a Person of Another Faith Tradition. The text can also be found in the Book of Occasional Celebrations.

Calendar Additions—Propers for:

Indigenous resources

Worship resources for healing and reconciliation in relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Anglican Communion resources

A Prayer for the Anglican Communion:

Gracious God, we give you thanks for the gift of this world-wide Anglican Communion of churches: for our sense of belonging to all the ages, for the gift of thoughtful prayer you have taught us, and for the task of reverent study to which you call us. We thank you for the love of worship you have stirred up in our hearts, and for the love of justice you have implanted in our wills. Be with us in times of trouble as in times of joy; give us thankful hearts when we stand together, and send your holy Wisdom into all our disagreements. In dispute, may be we gentle and loving; in unity, may we be humble; in poverty, give us hope; in wealth, make us responsible and generous. Inflame us with prophetic vision so our fellowship will be the likeness of your kingdom of righteousness, proclaimed for all by Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Diocesan resources

  • Liturgical Standards and Resources (Green Book), including Liturgical Guidelines for clergy, from the Diocese of Toronto
  • Ottawa Rite of Remembrance and Return
    Liturgical text for the Ottawa Rite of Remembrance and Return, as delivered during the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral on Oct. 20, 2016. Preface includes background details on the rite and an outline of theological principles of reconciliation.

Full Communion resources

Guidelines for Common Worship for Lutherans and Anglicans in Canada
Guidelines for those preparing joint worship events for Lutherans and Anglicans in Canada, prepared by the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission and approved by the ACC Council of General Synod and the ELCIC National Church Council.

Lutheran resources

  • The Worship Website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has a complete listing of Lutheran worship resources, texts and background information.
  • View Renewing Worship for new, trial use worship resources of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

Ecumenical resources

Multi-faith worship resources

Lectionaries

Revised Common Lectionary

Consultation on Common Texts (North American), the creators of the Revised Common Lectionary, who continue to work on lectionary-related projects.

Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

Other Links

Anglican Worship Resources Society
From their website: “For over 100 years, the Anglican Worship Resources Society (AWRS), which was formerly known as The Anglican Church Bible & Prayer Book Society, has helped congregations, missions, camps, Church Schools and other church groups across Canada obtain hymn books, prayer books, bibles, and many other resources which enhance worship. Yet we’re told that AWRS is one of the Church’s best kept secrets. To change that, this website has two goals:

  1. To inform those who would be in need of our help.
  2. To ask those who can to support our work.

Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Congregations – an Anglican-Lutheran-Presbyterian joint initiative.