Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

27 December. 1662 Book of Common Prayer. St. John the Apostle and Evangelist

27 December.  1662 Book of Common Prayer.  St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. 

Once again, we adjusted the Eskimoe somewhat.

St. John the Evangelist. -- St. John stands in marked contrast with Stephen, chosen to follow Christ first in death; John had to wait;  when the other the Apostles had entered glory and rest from their earthly labors and vocations, John died.  Probably, he was buried in Ephesus, have faithfully served His Sovereign Redeemer.  John—Apostle,  Evangelist,  Missionary,  Author,  Pillar of the Church.


MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it being enlightened by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John may so walk in the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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