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 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.
Click these titles to read ETF updates:
ETF Has New Address
Remembering Fr. Politzer
"Teach us to sit still." T.S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday
What are you giving up for Lent?
O Lord, hear our prayer,
And let our cry come unto thee.
-- A Penitential Office, page 62, 1928 Book of Common Prayer
With this appeal to God, we prepare for Lent, which begins today, Ash
When we were children we'd give up something for Lent, traditionally a season of fasting, prayer, and alms-giving. We'd hoard candy during the week and savor it all on Sundays, feast days not included in the Lenten
days of self-denial. One of our friends joked about giving up asparagus,
which he didn't like anyway.
Forget about chocolate and asparagus. It's time to be in earnest.
This year your children are going to give up their cell phones for Lent!
Opportunities for Giving
Episcopalians for Traditional Faith, a nonprofit organization, relies on donations to help us increase use of the classic traditional 1928 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Your gifts are our only source of income. We greatly appreciate any amount that you can give, whether it's a check sent today; a gift in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a special event or prayer granted; a life income gift; or a bequest. Many of these opportunities for giving provide you with tax benefits and income.
There are many ways in which you can help ETF rejuvenate the Episcopal Church by reintroducing Episcopalians to our own original prayer book - one of the greatest books ever written.
While the revisionists are talking about "reimagining" and "reorganizing" the Episcopal Church into something it was never meant to be, please resolve to join us in restoring our traditional, scripture-based worship.
From time to time, ETF will mail lists of donors. If you'd prefer that we not include your name, please let us know at email@example.com and we'll list your gift under "Anonymous."
To learn about various ways in which you can assist ETF in maintaining our freedom of worship within the Episcopal Church, click on the headings below:
Your tax-deductible year-end gift will help ETF meet daily expenses, upgrade technology, purchase equipment, and publish and distribute 1928 BCPs. Press the DONATE button on this page, and use your credit card or PayPal. If you prefer to mail your donation, send your check to ETF's new mailing address:
Episcopalians for Traditional Faith
P.O. Box 4358
Portsmouth, NH 03802
Be sure to include your return address and e-address. ETF will send you an acknowledgement of your gift.
Support for Special Events
ETF is planning an awards event to honor students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and Episcopal faith and practice according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. You can be part of our first ETF Prizes event to be held in 2015 by specifying that your gift be used for this purpose. Your name as an individual or corporate sponsor will be included on the event program. For details, click the link above this paragraph.
Memorial and Thanksgiving Gifts
You might want to designate your gift to the memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for answered prayers, a wedding, birthday, anniversary, holiday, or the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Click above link to go to the Memorials and Thanksgiving Gifts page.
Send your gift with a note and the name and address of the person or family to be notified of the gift. When we send the notification, we will not disclose the amount of the gift. You will receive a thank-you acknowledgement from ETF. Please include your address and e-address.
There are several ways you can plan ahead to make sure your wishes are carried out over time. Some opportunities for giving provide you with lifetime income and tax deductions. Click the heading to see how careful planning can benefit a cause in which you believe. Consult your attorney and financial planner about how you can include ETF and the 1928 BCP in your plans for the future.
Parish and Corporate Support
If you'd like ETF to display on our website your corporate or parish logo, a recruitment ad for clergy or a lay parish employee, a conference announcement, or a special message, we welcome gifts of $100 or more from parishes, seminaries, church associations, and other Episcopal Church-related organizations. ETF invites participation by Episcopal parishes and traditional organizations, and reserves the right to reject offensive or inappropriate material.
Look through this website to learn how ETF puts our supporters' gifts to good use to further the faith and practice contained in the 1928 BCP. Read what Episcopalians are doing to maintain and grow traditional, scripture-based worship and how you, too, can participate in the movement to reclaim your Church.