Book of Common Prayer

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The photo shows the cover of the oldest Book of Common Prayer owned by Holy Cross and is embossed with the words:

Holy Cross Mission
Olive Branch, Miss.

The Certificate page reads:


I certify that this edition of the Book of Common Prayer conforms to the Standard Book of 1928, as amended by subsequent actions of General Convention.

John Wallace Suter

Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer

September 1953

We currently use the 1979 edition of the Book of Common Prayer and are delighted to have this embossed edition, original to the Holy Cross Mission, Olive Branch, Miss.