epray was released as a web-based program in 2011 and the first year of release focused on ensuring workability and developing additional features that are now available to subscribers. Broughton Publishing continues to add and refine features to improve epray.
epray’s main feature, the Service Creator, allows users to customise all services from the APBA and insert the readings and collects. It can then be exported to a MS Word file for printing or the MS Word file can be exported to PowerPoint for projection. The Service Creator also allows to you personalise services such as Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals with the names of the individuals. Printing personalised event booklets made easy!
epray’s other features include:
*All the text from APBA and AAPB so that you can select and copy the contents;
*Copyright permission for photocopying, printing and data projection to use all copyright material from APBA, and Bibles references from the NIV and NRSV in public services;
*Instant access to Next Sunday services including Bible readings, sentence and collects with seasonal variations or feast day options;
*Service options which include text from the Anglicised version of the NIV and NRSV;
*Australian Anglicans Remember – information on significant commemorations and Liturgical Resources to celebrate them;
*All Lectionary readings from An Australian Lectionary;
*Access to the public domain lyrics from Together in Song and The Australian Hymn book as well as the ability to select hymns from Together in Song based on topic or scripture readings for the day;
*The ability to view daily prayer from the Anglican Divine Office, including access to Collects, Readings and Psalms, as well as FREE access to our epray DAILY app for all your parishioners – encourage your whole parish in daily prayer!; and
*Online training videos.
In 2017, the epray DAILY app was created for smartphones and tablets to be made available to all epray subscribers, as well as all members of epray subscribing parishes. The app provides Morning and Evening Prayer, Prayer at the End of the Day, and A Service of the Light from the Anglican Divine Office. It uses An Australian Lectionary and has scripture readings available in NIV or NRSV. With a simple design that can be used on the go, it’s the perfect tool to encourage your whole parish in Daily Prayer!
In 2021, we were delighted to add the Book of Common Prayer to epray. For those who like the BCP, the traditional collects as well as Morning and Evening Prayer are in epray. We are indebted to the Prayer Book Society for sponsoring this addition to epray.
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