This version corresponds to the printed edition of 1981. It is online in the following formats:
As a point of interest, Bishop +Walter, who is now with the Lord, adapted the Communion service from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer (BCP) for use in his Western Rite Orthodox Church. He removed some things, such as the reciting of the Ten Commandments, and he revised the Invocation, turning it into a somewhat more explicit Epiklesis. He also removed the filioque from the Creed. I do not know whether his changes reflected the influence of an older Anglican text.
The result is a somewhat shorter Liturgy that he intended to be more accessible to modern-day Americans. He named it the "Salisbury Rite". I have been told that this name can be misleading. It is not a reconstruction of ancient texts from England. Rather, it is a modification of the 1928 BCP. I once prepared a side-by-side comparison of the two liturgies viewable in Adobe Acrobat format.
Whether it is a good idea to modify liturgies in this way has been the subject of some debate. For some thoughtful questions by the highly-respected Bishop Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, see Some thoughts on the "Western Rite" in Orthodoxy.
The text of the Liturgy as unformatted ASCII text (25KB).
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The PDF files are given in four formats:
For reference, here are links to two other web sites (not produced by me) containing texts of the American 1928 Book of Common Prayer, which is in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition: