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The centre of the Church of Melanesia's teaching is the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The basic teachings of the church are summed up in the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed.

The focus of the church's worship is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, sometimes called "Mass", but more often "Communion" or "Communion service". This is celebrated weekly wherever there is a priest and in some communities it is celebrated daily, except for Saturdays.

Go to the "2011 ACoM Manual" pages 17 – 40 under the Constitutions and Canons file, to learn more about the Church Sacraments that include – Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Anointing, Penance, Holy Order and Other Services & Rites-Liturgy & Authorised Books, Burial, Ministry of Deliverance and Ministry of Healing. 


 

 

A MELANESIAN ENGLISH

PRAYER BOOK

WITH HYMNS

First Edition — 2100, 1965 (S.E.P.B.)

Second (Revised) Edition — 5000, 1967, (S.E.P.B.)
Third (Revised) Edition 7500, 1971
Fourth Edition — 5000, 1973
Fifth (Revised) Edition — 1000, 1974 (with Hymns)
Sixth Edition — 5000, 1976
Seventh Edition — 3000, 1978
Eighth Edition — 1000, 1979
Ninth (Revised) Edition — 5000, 1980
Tenth Edition — 10,000, 1985

 

Published by the Church of Melanesia
Printed at Provincial Press
Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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INDEX

Source: Web author: Charles Wohlers

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/Melanesia/Melanesia.htm

1. Prime 1
2. Morning Prayer 6
3. The Litany 13
4. The Collects, with References for Epistles & Gospels 19
5. A Preparation for Holy Communion (1) 45
6. A Preparation for Holy Communion (2) 48
7. A Preparation for Holy Communion (3) 51
8. The Liturgy (The Holy Communion) 53
9. Evening Prayer 65
10. Compline 73
11. The Psalms 79
12. Prayers and Giving Thanks 230
13. Baptism of a Baby 246
14. A Short Catechism 251
15. Confirmation 256
16. Marriage 260
17. Giving Thanks after Child Birth 266
18. The Sacrament of Penance 268
19. The Laying on of hands on the sick 269
20. Holy Anointing 271
21. Burial 273
22. Litany of Thanksgiving 281
23. The Litany of the Sufferings 284
24. Litany for Missions to the Heathen 287
25. Litany for Ember Days 291
26. Rogation Procession 297
27. The Chaplet 303
28. Supplement: The Angelus 306
29. Supplement: Alternative form of Mattins 309

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