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The Anglican Way

The Anglican Way in Liturgy

Pacific Theological Seminary: Spring 2024


The Rev. Canon David Montzingo, D.Min.

Assistant Professor (Anglican Studies, Spiritual Formation, Ministry Leadership)


Anglican Christians have a distinctive way of worship using the Book of Common Prayer, first published in 1549 during the English Reformation and revised several times since. Where did this English Prayer Book come from? How is it used today for conducting worship in Anglican churches throughout the world? What is its use in spiritual growth? This course begins with the origin and usage of the historic Prayer Books, and then proceeds through an analysis of the various parts of The Book of Common Prayer 2019. No prerequisite courses are required.


The main objective of this course is to prepare students for informed leadership of or participation in the various parts of the Prayer Book: the Daily Office, the Holy Eucharist, Holy Baptism and Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Reconciliation of a Penitent, Burial of the Dead, the Psalter, the Ordinal, the Church Year, and the Lectionaries. While familiarity with the Book of Common Prayer is necessary for those preparing for ordination in Anglican churches, it is also highly useful for lay leaders in Anglican churches or clergy from other traditions who may want to use it as a resource for their own worship.


This class will meet Mondays 4:00-7:00 pm, from January 29 to May 6 (except March 18) at the seminary building, 8977 Activity Road, Suite 100, San Diego 92121 (one block off Miramar Road).


The cost of this class is $900 when taken for credit; $150 when audited; $75 when audited by Bethel Seminary San Diego alumni, clergy and spouses, full-time employees of Christian ministry agencies and spouses, or senior citizens (60+).


To take this class for credit, click here. To audit, click here


If you would like more information about The Anglican Way in Liturgy, including a course syllabus, contact the professor in person, by phone at 619-316-0493, or by email at

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