This anthology of readings from the sermons and writings of Anglican clergy from the 16th to the 19th centuries, were selected to reinforce the doctrines of the Christian Faith expressed in the Book of Common Prayer (1662).
The Anthology follows the pattern of the Anglican Church Year from the first Sunday in Advent to the end of the Trinity season, each week of the Year being preceded by the BCP Collect for the particular Sunday. The Anthology not only provides fundamental teaching concerning the Christian Gospel, it also demonstrates how that teaching should be taught; it is a manual of doctrine and its manner of teaching. The Anthology is intended to inspire our devotion as expressed in the BCP, and to instruct us in the doctrine of the BCP.
These readings are to affect the heart and head; to edify, to encourage, and to embolden.