St. Bede Productions
Celebrating Classic Christian Liturgies with Anglican Style
St. Bede Productions is the umbrella for my programming projects that make classic Christian liturgies available for contemporary spirituality through high technology. At the moment my focus is on web applications that leverage the Daily Offices of the authorized American 1979 Book of Common Prayer, but I am working to expand this portfolio, particularly with a variety of mobile apps. Details on these will be posted as they are released.
St. Bede Productions is responsible for:
- The St. Bede’s Breviary—The first web application of its kind, the St. Bede’s Breviary uses a PHP framework communicating with a MySQL database to bring the praying of the Episcopal Chuch’s Daily Office into the 21st century. By selecting a day, office, and style of praying, Morning Prayer, Noon Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline are available in a single web page—Scripture readings, prayers, and optional material seemlessly incorporated. In a run-down of electronic tools for praying the Daily Office on Covenant, the blog of The Living Church, reviewer Dale Rye tapped the St. Bede’s Breviary as “my favorite 1979 Daily Office app” while noting that it is technically a website rather than an app…
- Daily Prayer—The Daily Office engine created for the St. Bede’s Breviary was adapted and simplified to power Forward Movement‘s Daily Prayer site. The Daily Office and Forward Movement’s popular Forward Day by Day devotions, and a variety of other available prayer materials make this site a daily habit for countless Episcopalians.
- The Anglican Breviary Online—A crowd-sourcing experiment in liturgical grandeur, this site is a wiki-based electronic transcription of the Anglican Breviary, a classic work of Anglo-Catholic devotion. A translation and Anglicanization of the pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic breviary as promulgated by Pius X in 1910, the Anglican Breviary is regarded both as a monument of liturgical effort and a little-known liturgical oddity. A handsome, well-bound physical edition has brought it back into use among Episcopalians, Continuing Anglicans, Anglican Ordinariate Roman Catholics and Western Rite Orthodox Christians; the online version seeks to help this amazing work leap into the 21st century. Once a full transcription is complete, a mobile app will be created based on this public domain material.