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Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music seeks feedback on Holy Women, Holy Men

February 3, 2014
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The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has issued the following request for responses concerning Holy Women, Holy Men.

At the last General Convention, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music was directed to continue revising Holy Women, Holy Men with particular attention to the 2006 guidelines, renewed attention to the form, poetry, and seasons of liturgical life inherent in the Book of Common Prayer and to continue to seek responses from the wider Church. As we have reviewed responses to Holy Women, Holy Men and reflected together, the SCLM is proposing a new approach to commemorations. Posted on the SCLM blog ( is a document that explains what we are proposing and why. Because this is a matter of interest to the whole Church, we would like to receive feedback from the Church concerning this direction we are taking. Please read, consider, and discuss our proposal, and then let us know what you think about it in the comments section of the blog post where the document appears. Your comments will help determine whether we continue working in this new direction or whether we continue along the established model currently embodied in Holy Women, Holy Men. In the interest of moving forward in one direction or the other, we invite comments on the blog before February 22 so they may be taken into account at our meeting the following week.

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers

Chair, Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music


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