eCP provides everything you need for personal devotion and worship planning in the Episcopal Church.
This interactive version of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer includes access to the liturgies, Daily Office, and associated lectionaries used in the Episcopal Church, along with calendars of Propers and Holy Days for all three lectionary cycles and Lesser Feasts and Fasts (2018). Fully searchable indices of the Psalms, Canticles, Collects, Prefaces, and Prayers allow you to find content you are looking for quickly, and new in-app purchases will be added throughout the year.
•Quick and easy navigation for all texts
•Bookmarking and printing functionality for meaningful passages
•Social media and email sharing
•Font size adjustability for easy reading
•Offline usability—no internet access required
The app can also be an aid in pastoral care when on the road, with resources for Ministration to the Sick or Reconciliation of a Penitent. Download the app today and carry the Book of Common Prayer everywhere you go.
general bug fixes for links and text sizes
Ratings and Reviews
Bottom Line Profit
I purchased this app and unlike other reviewers have been happily using it for the past few years. Today I was presented with an annual or monthly subscription. What? Really? I’ve primarily used the app to have easy access to the Sunday lectionary and it has been a quick and easy resource for other things. All are available online for free and by books I already own. Of course accessing them is not as convenient, but doable.
Church Publishing needs to reconsider this cleverly created revenue stream. We are a narrow pool of people who value a resource like this that supports our ministries and daily
life of prayer. With no comparable competitors to turn to we are being taken advantage of. What a shame.
Is this the way of love or the way of commerce? An initial cost is fair trade. Annual and monthly subscriptions is not.
A mixed review -
Although I paid for the original app, I don’t mind the subscription - reasonable enough - if you will please fix a number of issues! I used to use my iPad Pro as an altar book, but the type is now so small I can no longer do that. Same thing for reading the lessons during worship. I have it set of the largest type and I can’t tell the difference. There needs to be a way to adjust the font size in the page.
Others have addressed the issue of navigation - I will agree that it is awkward while you are trying to conduct worship.
Someone mentioned the issue of copying a passage - if I am putting together a bulletin for a service - such as a funeral, it would be nice to be able to copy a passage, but now I have to go to another source - which negates the subscription cost. There is a nice little print function, but you can’t insert it into a document you are preparing and you can’t cut it to only print a part of it. Not user friendly at all.
I finally found an index for the Saints of LFF, but it only leads to the collect and not the lessons nor does it tell you when their day is. I also would like to be able to read the blurb about their life without having to go find the physical book.
If you are going to charge a subscription for the app, then these issues need to be fixed.
Poor Successor to the Original eCP
This latest subscription based revision to the eCP is a pathetic example of a successor being eminently less usable than the original. The initial look and feel, while very different from the original, is usable and has some advantages. However, the usability is seriously lacking.
eCP used to be fluid to use and far superior to handling numerous bookmarks in multiple books. This version breaks all of that. I can still scroll easily down through a service (e.g. HE II) and there are hot links to the Collects, Lessons, Prayers of the People, Eucharistic Prayers, etc. But heaven forbid you actually follow one of those links because when you return (<-) you are thrown back out to the home page where you have to select the service once again and then scroll down to where you were. This gets even more convoluted if you should switch between portrait and landscape orientation as it appears that any intelligent navigation only works in landscape orientation.
Significant shortcomings of the original have not been addressed, and sorely lacking are page number references for key items that would be immensely valuable for individuals who are using eCP within a group who are mostly using hardcopy Prayer Books.
All in all, this woefully poor successor to the eminently fluid original eCP. I doubt that it is worth the annual subscription fee of $10.
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- Church Publishing Incorporated (NY)
- 105.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Church Publishing, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Annual Subscription $9.99
- Enriching Our Worship 1 $4.99
- Monthly Subscription $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.