An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Enriching Our Worship

A collection of supplemental liturgical materials prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission (1997) and published by Church Publishing Incorporated. It includes resources and forms for Morning and Evening Prayer, Order of Worship for the Evening, the Great Litany, and the Holy Eucharist. The canticles and prayers represent the recovery of ancient biblical and patristic images, including the identification of Christ with Wisdom and language for God that does not use familiar masculine terms. The liturgical texts reflect the influence of the prayer experience of women, and a desire to honor that experience while remaining faithful to the norms of liturgical prayer as received by the Episcopal Church. Supplemental liturgical texts may only be used with the permission of the diocesan bishop, or the appropriate ecclesiastical authority in the absence of the diocesan bishop. These texts may be used in conjunction with Rite 2 liturgies of the BCP, or supplemental texts may be used to develop an entire liturgy. Copyright is extended to congregations for reproduction of texts included in Enriching Our Worship.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.