Electronic Common Prayer (eCP) 2.0

For iPhone, iPad and Android devices


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electronic Common Prayer, Version 2.0 (eCP) is an update to the first, fully authorized, interactive version of the Book of Common Prayer 1979 of the Episcopal Church USA.

eCP offers the most commonly used worship services and devotional content of the BCP along with the full lectionary texts in one app and is compatible with current iOS and Android systems.

eCP offers the following features:

  • Updated content through March 31st, 2020
  • An interactive Calendar with complete access to Years A, B, & C of the RCL for Sundays and Holy Days, the Daily Office and Lesser Feasts and Fasts lectionary texts in the NRSV
  • Most commonly used services from the 1979 BCP, fully hyperlinked to lessons, Collects of the Day, and Psalms
  • The complete Daily Office with readings and Psalms for each day in both Years 1 and 2
  • Feast pages include title and color in addition to presenting multiple feasts in order of precedence
  • Fully searchable content and Indexes for Psalms, Canticles, Collects, Prefaces, and Prayers & Thanksgivings. Search for text within title or content
  • Canticles are supplemented with all of the alternatives from Enriching Our Worship
  • Swipe left/right navigation through Services, Psalms and other indexed material
  • Psalm options for the Daily Office include both Psalms Appointed and the Thirty Day Psalter
  • Bookmarking of content for easy access throughout the app
  • The ability to email content from within the app

eCP requires NO INTERNET connection, as all texts are stored locally on your device, allowing you access to these texts no matter where you go.
eCP is perfect for personal devotion with the Daily Office and the variety of prayers from the Book of Common Prayer. Quick access to all of the lectionary texts is ideal for clergy or liturgy planners, or for pastoral care such as Ministration to the Sick or Reconciliation of a Penitent when on the road.

Whether lay or ordained, eCP offers the content of the Book of Common Prayer in a way that supports your devotion in a perfect mobile format for a busy world.
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What is eCP?

electronic Common Prayer (eCP) is an app that has been optimized for all iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

eCP contains the most commonly used services from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, in an interactive format that includes Bookmarking, e-mail, and AirPrint support. It contains the full texts of the lectionary for the Eucharist (RCL), Daily Office, and Lesser Feasts and Fasts.

Does eCP require an internet connection?
eCP requires NO INTERNET connection, as all texts are stored locally on your device, allowing you access to these texts no matter where you go.

What is the difference between eCP and the Book of Common Prayer ebook?
Given current technology, there are a variety of ways to offer the same content in different contexts. The BCP ebook presents the contents of the Book of Common Prayer in a format suitable for reading and study. Because ebooks are designed to work on a variety of devices, the way in which the text flows on the screen is dependent on the device you are using.

For this reason, ebooks generally do not present content in a way that mirrors the layout of the print edition. PDFs can do this, and we offer a PDF version of the 1979 BCP that is suitable for a wide range of devices.

Tablet and ebook readers offer a wide variety of features that make ebooks attractive. The software that some tablet devices provide for reading ebooks also offers specific features. These features include things like bookmarking, highlighting, annotating, and often hyperlinked Tables of Contents, indexes and search features.

What makes eCP different?
eCP offers a more interactive way to access the content for which you are looking. Hyperlinked content within the services provided allows you to access material referenced in rubrics, Rite 1 and Rite 2 variants of the creeds, referenced prayers, etc. Built in indexes allow you to search specific content such as Psalms or Prayers and Thanksgivings for key words in the content.

Because it is a calendar driven app, the Today button is always available to let you read the Propers available for any given day. Additionally, eCP makes navigation easy and sharing content possible with the click of a button.

What about other apps that are similar but free?
There are a variety of other "BCP" apps available. However, there are some notable differences. First, this is the only available app that has been certified by the Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer and whose content conforms with the prayer book. Additionally, eCP contains not only the services and material from the prayer book, but also the full texts of the readings appointed in the lectionary.

eCP is intended to be a framework for accessing the liturgical materials of the Episcopal Church. So, much more material will be added to eCP in future updates that is not available anywhere else. This includes resources such as Holy Women, Holy Men, Enriching Our Worship, the Book of Occasional Services and other material not in the public domain.

This means that, as it grows, eCP will provide the most comprehensive collection of authorized liturgical materials of any other app that might be out there. As the denominational publisher of the Episcopal Church, Church Publishing is committed to making these resources available in an increasingly mobile world.