Massey H. Shepherd

Massey Hamilton Shepherd Jr. (1913–1990) was an American priest and scholar of the Episcopal Church. A prominent liturgist, he was one of the few American members of other Christian churches honored with an invitation to observe the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s.[citation needed] He served on the Episcopal Church's Standing Liturgical Commission from 1947 to 1976 and was a leading figure in developing the 1979 revision of the Book of Common Prayer used by the Episcopal Church.[1]

Massey H. Shepherd
Massey Hamilton Shepherd Jr.

(1913-03-14)March 14, 1913
DiedFebruary 19, 1990(1990-02-19) (aged 76)
Known forRole in the development of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer
SpouseGabriella Taylor Connor
Ecclesiastical career
ChurchEpiscopal Church (United States)
Ordained1941 (deacon · priest)[1]
Academic background
Alma mater
InfluencesWilliam Palmer Ladd[2]
Academic work
Notable worksThe Oxford American Prayer Book Commentary (1950)[1]

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