The Scriptural BCP

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is a landmark document of the Anglican tradition and the English language. Its unique rites, formulations, and collects are suffused with Biblical quotation and allusion.

This resource consists of a port of The Book of Common Prayer: With marginal references to texts in the Holy Scriptures published by the Church of England in 1839 (archive.org link), which aims to catalogue each scriptural reference in the text of the 1662 BCP.

Inline Biblical quotations are taken from the New Revised Standard Version (BibleGateway link).


Table of Contents

  1. The Order for Morning Prayer.
  2. The Order for Evening Prayer.
  3. The Litany.
  4. Prayers and Thanksgivings.
  5. Collects.
  6. Holy Communion.
  7. Publick Baptism of Infants.
  8. Private Baptism of Children and Baptism of those of Riper Years share scriptural references.
  9. A Catechism.
  10. The Order of Comfirmation.
  11. The Solemnization of Matrimony.
  12. The Visitation of the Sick.
  13. The Communion of the Sick.
  14. The Burial of the Dead.
  15. The Churching of Women.
  16. A Commination.
  17. Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea.
  18. The Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
  19. Forms of Prayer for the Anniversary of the day of the Accession of the Reigning Sovereign.