Having gone to Roman Catholic Churches with my babcia as a little kid, and attending Anglican Churches during my year long bout of apostasy, I have really come to love the Western Christian tradition, nearly as much as the Eastern. Being back in the EOC, I was doing some reading about the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church, and am more than pleasantly surprised. There are three WRO Churches in my state, one of which is only about an hour away from my house.
I will probably attend my beloved OCA parish until I die, but I would love to visit the WRO parish.
I see that they have their own prayer book. I admit, I really liked the simple style of the Book of Common Prayer when I was attending the Anglican Church.
Do any of you have thoughts about the Book of Common Prayer, an Orthodox version used in the Western Rite?
As Isa said, it is indeed Orthodox and Western and has fantastic offices, and I might add, it is also beautiful, profound, and haunting. He also correctly stated that it isn't really "the Book of Common Prayer" (the liturgical/devotional expression approved for WRO, that is) so much as it is a Divine Liturgy that seeks to preserve as much of that traditional language, ritual, and otherwise peculiarly Anglo-Catholic tradition, as possible. It far exceeds anything within Anglican tradition. It should be seen more as a fulfillment
of all the beautiful and unique aspects of Anglican patrimony, as opposed to a wholesale adoption of all-things-Anglican and slapping an Orthodox stamp of approval upon it, as some claim (although, historically, that wouldn't be an unacceptable thing either
The actual BCP you've linked to is not an official Orthodox publication, but it was compiled and edited by an Orthodox priest and there is nothing un-Orthodox about it. My wife and I use it for our daily prayers and it's easily the best BCP yet published. Highly recommended.
You should go visit one of the WR parishes when you get a chance.