Interview with the Rev. Canon Ian Paton of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Sixth in the series is an interview with the Rev. Canon Ian Paton, former convener of the Scottish Episcopal Church Liturgy Committee.

Interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Fifth in the series is an interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury.

Interview with the Rev. Shintaro David Ichihara of the Diocese of Tokyo, Nippon Sei Ko Kai

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Fourth in the series is an interview with the Rev. Shintaro David Ichihar of the Diocese of Tokyo, Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK, The Anglican Communion in Japan).

Interview with The Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Third in the series is an interview with the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite, of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil.

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music releases survey on two marriage liturgies

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is inviting Episcopalians to complete an online survey as part of its effort to gather data on the church’s response to two marriage liturgies that were authorized for trial use at the 2015 General Convention.

One of the liturgies—The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2—is a gender-neutral version of the marriage service in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The other—The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage—was originally approved in 2012 for blessing same-sex unions, then revised in 2015 to include vows of marriage.

Both liturgies are contained in Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015, which was authorized by the passage of Resolution A054.

The resolution also directed the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to monitor the use of these materials and report its findings to the 2018 General Convention.

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La Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música les invita a los episcopales a llenar una encuesta en línea como parte de su esfuerzo de recopilar datos sobre la respuesta de la iglesia a dos liturgias matrimoniales que fueron autorizadas para uso provisional en la Convención General de 2015.

Una de las liturgias—La celebración y la bendición de un matrimonio 2—es una versión con género neutro del servicio matrimonial en el Libro de Oración Común de 1979. La otra—El testimonio y la bendición de un matrimonio—se aprobó originalmente en 2012 para bendecir las uniones de personas del mismo sexo, y luego se revisó en 2015 para incluir votos de matrimonio.

Ambas liturgias se contienen en Recursos Litúrgicos 1: Te bendeciré y serás bendición, revisado y ampliado en 2015, que fue autorizada por la aprobación de la Resolución A054.

La resolución también ordenó a la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música que monitoree el uso de estos materiales e informe sus conclusiones a la Convención General de 2018.

Request for Prayers on Racial Justice and Reconciliation

In response to Resolution A182, the SCLM is continuing the process of gathering liturgical resources to be suitable for inclusion for the prayers of the people that speak to issues of racial injustice and reconciliation.

The SCLM envisions this as a Church-wide project. We are eager to learn about the ways the Church has already been praying about racial reconciliation and hope to share online various prayers that can be used in The Prayers of the People.

We know there are many excellent prayers already in local use. We would like to begin to collect these resources and connect with the people who developed them.

If you are aware of any prayers that have been used or developed within your local context that speak to racial reconciliation, please send these to us by emailing Athena Hahn by March 20.

We also welcome you to contact us if you know of people in your diocese or parish who have written or are working on such prayers, please send us their contact information and encourage them to share their work with us.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns in regards to this work on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music please email Christopher Decatur, chair, Racial Reconciliation and Justice workgroup of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.