Moving toward convention

January 6, 2009

[…] the United States and abroad. In earlier conventions, we made decisions to adopt new prayer books, hymnals and teaching materials. All of those shape our faith, for we are a […]


From the Presiding Bishop: A Word to the Church

July 10, 2006

[…] its domestic and global dimensions. By mission I mean, in the words of our Prayer Book, the restoration “of all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” […]


Marking Ash Wednesday and Lent

November 6, 2014

[…] saying the Lord’s Prayer or The Prayer of Self-Dedication found on page 832 of the Book of Common Prayer. 40 Days of Prayer Lent is a time for daily devotion. We invite you […]



[…] cross . . . .” Neither insufflation nor exsufflation appears in any English or American Book of Common Prayer. The action is optional in post-Vatican II Roman Catholic liturgies. The biblical roots of […]



March 18, 2003

[…] and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Book of Common Prayer, page 815. The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church March 18, 2003


The Good Friday Offering: 1972-1982

March 14, 2022

[…] the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate; second, the adoption of a proposed Book of Common Prayer to replace the book in use since 1928 (this would become the 1979 Book […]

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Bible Study: Easter 3 (B) – 2021

March 8, 2021

[…] current context of a global pandemic? Today’s psalm is a classic one included in the Book of Common Prayer’s service of Compline – and for good reason. With its images of praying in […]


Claiming our Anglican Charism

August 25, 2003

[…] about ourselves as Anglicans. Not long ago, I opened a volume containing the first two books of Common Prayer. The first, published in 1549, sought to offer worshippers a sense […]


The Great Vigil of Easter

August 3, 2011

[…] may be kept; and a suitable Collect, such as those on pages 288-291 of the Book of Common Prayer, may be said. Genesis 1:1-2:4a – Psalm 136:1-9,23-26 Genesis 7:1-5,11-18;8:6-18; 9:8-13 – Psalm 46 […]

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How to Be Beloved, Epiphany 1 (C) – 2019

January 13, 2019

[…] Hebrew Bible—our Old Testament—and chosen one of its many and varied images of what those books say it looks like to be the beloved of the Father. He could have […]

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Bible Study: Advent 4 (A) – 2013

December 22, 2013

[…] prepare yourself so that God may “find in us a mansion prepared for himself” ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 212)? Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 “Restore us O God of Hosts, Show us the […]

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Remember, Ash Wednesday – 2006

March 01, 2006

[…] midst of life we are in death,” is the way the burial liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer puts it. “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” Our time together […]

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An In-Between Place, Easter 7 (C) – 2013

May 12, 2013

[…] know it, the jailer and his family are added to the thousands recorded in the Book of Acts that turn to Jesus. In John’s gospel today, Jesus is praying. It […]

Public Affairs

March 3: World Mission Sunday

February 18, 2019

[…] impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” ( Book of Common Prayer, p. 305). It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the many ways […]

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