Why Liturgy Matters

Bishop J. Neil Alexander: “Rituals are memory-laden, time-sensitive, a repeatable action that is chosen.”

Louis Weil: Rites Must Connect

By Steve Waring • “A great many people do not understand the connection between baptism and the teaching of the faith.”

Funerals, Creeds, Baptisms

By Steve Waring • “No single prayer or statement can convey the entirety of the Christian faith.”

Bishop Doubts Blessing Rite

The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller of Milwaukee “simply cannot agree” that the authorized rite “is a theologically sound development.”

One Use

The Book of Common Prayer as Constitutional Document By John C. Bauerschmidt

Leonel L. Mitchell (1930-2012)

The Rev. Canon Leonel L. Mitchell, one of the scholars responsible for the Book of Common Prayer (1979), died May 23 in South Bend, Indiana. The veteran liturgist and theologian was 81.