The Ratification of
The Book of Common Prayer (1789)

By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal
Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this Sixteenth
Day of October, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred
and Eighty-Nine.

This Convention having, in their present session, set forth A Book of
Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites
and Ceremonies of the Church,
do hereby establish the said Book: And
they declare it to be the Liturgy of this Church: And require that it be
received as such by all the members of the same: And this Book shall be
in use from and after the First Day of October, in the Year of Our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and ninety.

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