Updated December 14, 2010
In response to Resolution A096 of the 2009 General Convention, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is encouraging trial use of the commemorations in Holy Women, Holy Men. Our friends in the Church Pension Group’s Office of Research have created an online survey to help us gather responses from around the church.
In December 2010, the survey format was revised. The new survey is available here. At the top of the page, you’ll enter the name of the person(s) being commemorated, then respond to a few questions about the commemoration. A box for your comments is at the bottom of the page. Click “continue to next page,” and you’re done!
Official trial use extends from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. You may begin the survey at any time during this year, and you may comment on any commemoration at any time. You do not need to comment on all of the commemorations in order to participate.
If you have questions or comments on the content of this survey, please contact Dr. Matthew Price, Director of Analytical Research, or Susan Erdey, Data and Research Products Specialist, at the Church Pension Group. If you have technical questions, please contact the Rev. Joseph Stewart-Sicking, Ed.D., or Rochelle Pereira, MS, at Loyola University Maryland.
The old survey worked this way: You’ll sign in to the survey using your e-mail address and a password you create. When you start the survey, we’ll ask you some demographic information, which will be kept confidential and used only in aggregate. Then the survey will lead you through the calendar day by day, asking you to respond to a few questions and giving you opportunity to add your own comments about each commemoration. After you enter your responses about a commemoration, save your survey and return the next day to respond to the next commemoration.