Ristretto del Libro delle Preghiere Pubbliche della Chiesa Episcopale.
Selections from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church.

New York: Foreign-Born Americans Division, Department of Missions, 1922.

Queste preghiere scelte dal Rituale della Chiese Anglicana e tradotte dal Reverendo Thomas E. Della Cioppa vegono pubblicate per l'uso private degli Italiani in American affinchè possano comprendere e seguire più facilmente gli uffici divini della Chiesa Episcopale. These selections from the Book of Common Prayer, translated by the Reverend Thomas E. Della Cioppa, are published for the private use of Italians in America that they may understand and follow more readily the services of the Episcopal Church.


Feste de Digiuni
Table of Feasts and Fasts
Salmi Propri di alcuni Giorni
Proper Psalms on Certain Days
Ordine della Preghiera Mattutina
Order for Daily Morning Prayer
Ordine della Preghiera Vespertine
Order for Daily Evening Prayer
The Litany
Orazioni varie
Additional Prayers
Collette di tutto l’Anno Ecclesiastico, con le citazioni dell’Epistole e degli Evangeli
The Collects, Epistles and Gospels to be used throughout the Year
Ordine della Celebrazione della Santa Eucarestia detta Comunemente Messa
Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion
Battesimo Pubblico dei Bambini da farsi in Chiesa
Public Baptism of Infants to be used in the Church
Ordine della Confermazione
The Order of Confirmation
Forma della Celebrazione del Matrimonio
The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony
La Visita agli Ammalati
The Visitation of the Sick
Ordine della Sepoltura dei Morti
The Order for the Burial of the Dead
Scelta di Salmi
Selection of Psalms

This diglot publication of portions of the 1892 Book of Common Prayer in Italian and English was prepared by Thomas Edmund Della Cioppa (né Tomaso Edmondo della Cioppa August 8, 1876 in Vitulazio, Caserta—July 3, 1970 in Woodbury, New Jersey). He received a Ph.D. (1897) and S.T.D. (1900) from the Metropolitan Seminary in Capua, and was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Biagio Pisani in 1898. Della Cioppa was ordained by to the priesthood in 1900 by Alfonso Cardinal Capecelatro and emigrated to the United States in 1907. He married Nellie Harper Gill (1886-1924) on April 20, 1911 at the Church of the Holy Apostles, Philadelphia, and together they had six children. Following her death, he married Dorothy Priori on January 10, 1931.

Della Cioppa was received into the Episcopal Church by the Right Reverend Ozi William Whitaker, diocesan Bishop of Pennsylvania from 1887-1911. From 1907 to 1946, he served as mission priest at La Chiesa della L'Emmanuello ("L'Emmanuello Italian Episcopal Mission Church," founded on Dec. 20, 1883) at 1024 Christian Street, Philadelphia—one of about 30 mission congregations of the Episcopal Church for Italians active between 1880 and 1960. He also served as priest in charge of St. Elizabeth's Church, Philadelphia, from 1930-1944. He later served as priest associate at the Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary, Philadelphia, from 1940-1944, and as vicar of the pro-cathedral from 1944-1945. Della Cioppa retired in 1946. L'Emmanuello closed in the same year and its former building is now Christian Street Baptist Church.

David Griffiths identifies this translation as 66:16 in The Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1549-1999 (London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2002); he lists the translator incorrectly as "Della Coppa." It was the only translation of portions of the American Book of Common Prayer into Italian between 1909 and 1999. Unlike other translations, it was not authorized for public liturgical use.

This book was digitized in 2012 by Richard Mammana from a copy provided by the late Thomas N. Rae.