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.

Book of Occasional Services Revision

Between now and General Convention in 2018, the SCLM’s Book of Occasional Services Committee will carry out Resolution A059 of the 2015 General Convention, which directs the SCLM to “continue its work on a comprehensive revision of the Book of Occasional Services, to seek widespread input on the table of contents and scope of the revision, and to report on its progress to the 79th General Convention.”

New liturgies to be developed for consideration of the 2015 General Convention include:

Las Posadas
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos
Lunar New Year
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Blessing of Holy Water
Rubric and Directions for Short-Form House Blessing
Quinceañera
Reincorporation after Traumatic Absence
St. Francis Day/Blessing of the Animals
Naming Rite for Receiving or Claiming a New Name

Liturgies to be revised include:

Liturgical Materials Honoring God in Creation
Seasonal Blessings
Concerning the Advent Wreath
Advent Festival of Lessons and Music
Station at a Christmas Creche
Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music
Candlemas Procession
Tenebrae
Preparation for Adults for Holy Baptism
Concerning the Catechumenate
Admission of Catechumens
During the Catechumenate
Enrollment for Candidates for Baptism
During Candidacy
The Presentation of the Creed
The Presentation of the Lord’s Prayer
Concerning Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows
Preparation of Baptized Persons for Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant
Welcoming Returning Members and Members Baptized in Other Traditions
Enrollment for Lenten Preparation
Maundy Thursday Rite of Preparation for The Paschal Holy Days
The Preparation of Parents and Godparents for the Baptism of Infants and Young Children
A Public Service of Healing
Recognition of Ministries in the Church and in the World
Distribution of Holy Communion by Lay Eucharistic Ministers to persons who are ill or infirm

If you would like to submit a liturgy to the SCLM’s Book of Occasional Services Committee, please email it to Ana Hernández at ana@anahernandez.org.