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March 28, 2011
The deadline has been extended for submitting comments through an online survey to the Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) about a possible revision of The Hymnal 1982 through April 30, according to a press release. The online survey in both English and Spanish is available at here. The Rev. Ruth Meyers, chair of the SCLM, noted comments are invited from the entire...
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August 4, 2009
The Rev. Clayton Morris, New York-based liturgical officer for the Episcopal Church, has been to a few international get-togethers for liturgy scholars in the past two decades. But none, he said, has kicked off with the oomph and the good vibe of the 2009 International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, which is meeting this week in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand. For that, you'...
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July 10, 2009
I must admit to a certain level of annoyance when, a few years ago, the recommendation came saying that what we had been doing in the church was (again) to be undone. Now we were to stand while praying. I joined the Episcopal Church when all was consistent and clear: sit for instruction, kneel for prayer and stand for praise. I loved the kneeling – I was meant to be on my knees, arising...
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July 9, 2009
English composer Henry Purcell and Frances Perkins, first female U.S. Cabinet member, are among some new 100 names included in Holy Women, Holy Men, a revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts that is on its way for consideration by the House of Bishops. The Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music committees July 8 recommended adoption of additions to the church calendar and accompanying prayers and Scripture...
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December 15, 2008
If there's a stereotype of a clergy person who initiates a Goth service, the Rev. Lou Divis defies it. At nearly 60, her first grandchild -- she's the mother of four and the stepmother of four -- is on the way, and she's one of the softest-spoken, sweetest-looking people you could hope to meet. Her "day job" is in early childhood education. But unlikely or not, Divis has...
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August 7, 2008
During the Eucharistic prayer, she felt compelled to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, a visitor told me on a recent Sunday. That is not the way we talk around here. It's not the way she talks, either, and she was almost embarrassed to hear the words coming out of her Anglican mouth. But there was no denying what she felt, and it was the liturgy that did it, that opened her...
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May 9, 2008
While the 40 days of Lent seem to linger on interminably, Easter for many people seems to come and pass all too quickly. In an effort to extend the celebration of the Resurrection, Episcopalians are beginning to reintroduce the ancient custom of observing Stations of the Light, or Stations of the Resurrection. "These great archetypal moments in the Christian story have been known and...
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November 23, 2005
The following short form of Evening Prayer, may be used by families and other groups throughout Advent. If desired, the devotion may be accompanied by the lighting of an Advent Wreath, a circular arrangement of four candles. One candle is lit during the first week of Advent, two candles in the second week, three in the third week, and four in the week immediately preceding Christmas.  ...