The Anglican Communion was traditionally bound together among other things
by the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. The 1662 edition
had been a source of inspiration and a prototype of the Prayer Books of the
daughter Churches throughout the Anglican world. With passage of time, the
Anglican Communion honoured the desire and freedom of each Province to
develop a liturgy that was appropriate to their cultural context, subject
however, to retaining essential universal Anglican norms of worship and
traditional liturgical requirements.
In 1842 when the Church Missionary Society re-introduced Christianity to
Nigeria, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer was brought to form the basis of
Christian worship among the new converts. However, since 1979 when the
Church became an autonomous Province, it became necessary to have a
liturgy that will express its own cultural milieu. The 1983 edition of the
Book of Common Prayer was a step in that direction; for the saying is true
that it is through Liturgy that we express what we believe. The Anglican Liturgy
is firmly rooted in the Scriptures and indeed our Liturgy is a dramatization of
the Scriptures. We have maintained this foundation and clear expression of
the Word of God in worship.
This Liturgy book app gives directions to ministers and people for conduct of the holy communion service. For example; the Liturgy book guides us when to sit or stand. Generally, we stand to sing hymns and other songs called canticles or chants. We stand, too, to to say our affirmation of faith, the creed; and for the reading of the Gospel in the Holy Eucharist. Psalms are sung or said sitting or standing. We are very hopeful to continually update this App and equip it with more improved design environment for better user experience.