Saturday, December 3, 2011

Collection of Anglican Prayer Books, dating to 1592, to be unveiled at UK

From Kentucky-

The Abbitt-DuPriest Collection of Anglican Prayer Books at the University of Kentucky will be unveiled as part of a dedication ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Great Hall, of the Margaret I. King Building. The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

This collection of prayer books, dating to 1592, is a gift to the UK Special Collections from the Rev. Travis T. DuPriest, former director of the Dekoven Retreat and Conference Center in Racine, Wis., and UK alumnus.

DuPriest inherited the collection from his uncle, the Rev. Raymond Edgerton Abbitt, an Episcopal priest who served in the Philippines, St. Thomas and St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, and in the Diocese of Dallas.

Starting in the 1930s, Abbitt set out to acquire at least one prayer book from the reign of each English monarch.

In conjunction with the dedication, an exhibition selected from more than 100 examples of Anglican prayer books is currently on display in the lobby of Special Collections in the King Building. The exhibition, which runs through the month of December, is also free and open to the public.

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