Episcopalians for Traditional Faith is dedicated to preserving and increasing use of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer within the Episcopal Church.
Welcome to the new website of Episcopalians for Traditional Faith (ETF), your source for information about The 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
ETF, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, is expanding The Prayer Book Project, which includes publication of The ETF 10th Anniversary Edition of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Click on "GOOD BOOKS" and purchase the hardcover or paperback 1928 Book of Common Prayer for yourself and your church.
Lewis and His Lion Aslan
C.S Lewis: Hear Him Roar!
Where were you on November 22, 1963? Many of us recall in detail what we were doing when we were stopped in our tracks by the news that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Fifty years later, relatively few of us know that on that same day one of the most influential Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century quietly passed away. His death was so overshadowed by the tragic news from Dallas that the media didn't report it for three days.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963), known to friends and family as "Jack," wrote, by some counts, approximately 100 books for all ages. His 1950 book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, in the Chronicles of Narnia series, has attracted a new generation of Lewis admirers through its movie adaptation of 2005. The movie Shadowlands, released in the United States on Christmas 1993, with Sir Anthony Hopkins in the role of Lewis, had audiences weeping at the poignant love story of the shy don who held academic positions at both Oxford and Cambridge, and the American Joy Davidman Gresham who became his wife.
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Comfort and inspiration are in short supply when one is far from home in a strange and hostile land. ETF will help friends and families of our troops send them 1928 Prayer Books in their Christmas packages. Reading his or her "American Prayer Book" will lift a soldier's spirits. Worshipping with it will unite troops in holy fellowship.
For each 1928 Book of Common Prayer you order, ETF will send you a FREE one to include in your Christmas package to someone serving in the U.S. military.
When you order your Prayer Books from the GOOD BOOKS page on the ETF website, send an email to email@example.com, requesting a FREE copy to send to someone in the military. If you're fortunate enough to have your member of the military home with you for Christmas, put your Prayer Book under your tree as you give thanks.
Deadlines are approaching, so don't delay.
The U.S. Postal Service deadlines are:
Dec. 4 for Christmas mail sent to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
Dec. 11 for Christmas mail sent to other overseas U.S. troops and military locations
Go to the GOOD BOOKS page on the ETF website, www.etf1928.org and order your books there, making a secure payment with your own credit card or through PayPal.
If you'd like additional information, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Book Awareness
As part of ETF's mission to increase awareness of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, (BCP) we bring you this BBC podcast on its predecessor, the 1662 BCP, which has been used in England for more than 350 years.
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