manual of the Church of England.
of the English liturgy; Archbishop Cranmer is at the head
of the table
The first edition
of the Book of Common Prayer appeared in 1549 and was largely
the work of Thomas Cranmer.
Its liturgical portions were based in considerable part on the Latin
texts of the so-called Sarum Rite, a local adaptation of Roman Catholic
liturgical order used in the Salisbury Cathedral and elsewhere in England.
Lutheran influence is also evident. A revision of the Book of Common
Prayer, the so-called Second Prayer Book of Edward VI, appeared
in 1552 and showed more definite influence of the Reformed tradition,
especially the theology of Huldrych
Zwingli. A revision of this edition appeared in 1662 and remains
in use in the Church of England.