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Book of Common Prayer (1979)

Sunday Liturgy Without A Priest: Part Two (Morning Prayer and Antecommunion)

As increasing numbers of parishes are left without the services of a priest, decisions about how to celebrate the liturgy on Sundays loom ahead....

Sunday Liturgy Without A Priest: Part One (Communion by Extension)

Many parishes in the Episcopal Church lack the full-time services of a presbyter, a situation likely to continue for the foreseeable future. What should...

Louis Weil, 86: Liturgist, Theologian, Professor, Ecumenist

Weil played a major role in the 1979 revision of the Book of Common Prayer.

Constitutional Confusion

Recent Title IV proceedings against the Bishop of Albany, the Rt. Rev. William Love, expose a number of ambiguities in the Constitution and Canons...

Website Provides Guide to Resources on Prayer Book Revision

An effort to guide discussions on a topic that has endured for centuries.

Confirmation of Confirmation

Lots of Episcopalians, lay and ordained, seem to think they know what confirmation is, but our canons and liturgical forms are, at best, ambiguous, and there’s nothing approaching broad agreement about how to interpret them.

Baptismal Catechesis

I think that we have given the idea of lowering expectations about Christian identity and catechesis at the point of entry a thorough exploration over the past fifty years or so. The 1979 Prayer Book calls us to a different standard, to live more fully into the church’s vocation as a baptizing community.

Jubilate: A Conference on Prayer Book Revision and Language

A thoughtful discussion, intended to equip the church to talk openly and with theological rigor about our common prayer.

Robust Conversation on Prayer Book Revision

The essays collectively provide a careful reflection on where we are as a church with the current 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The assumption is that if we are to talk about revision, we must first recognize the revolution of the liturgical movement, and second, ask if we as a church have actually lived into its vision.

ACNA Marks 10th Anniversary With New Prayer Book

In July 2018, while General Convention was in Austin debating a 12-year, $8 million proposal to revise the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, a different prayer book project was moving toward fruition.

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