Several dioceses have submitted resolutions on liturgical matters, including resolutions on encouraging the communion of unbaptized people. There are also resolutions for a constitutional amendment and edits to the baptismal covenant. The topic of communion without regard to baptism is an important one, so I hope everyone will pray, study, and listen before voting.
This is the twenty-eighth post in a series on resolutions for General Convention 2015. See also the index of resolutions and the list of resources related to #GC78. When I blogged the resolutions on our calendar of saints...
For those just tuning in, let me remind you that I fully support our church’s continued move to bless and marry same-sex couples. My only questions are about how to do that. In this post, I share some hopes about how we might proceed.
Whatever we do at this General Convention, I hope we will do it graciously. We should be kind to one another, and we should realize that we have things to learn from those with whom we differ. In our speech and in our action, I hope we will model the love of Jesus Christ which is the same love that animates the very marriages we are discussing.
In a brief respite from Tangled Up in Blue, everyone’s favorite scintillating tour through the Blue Book of General Convention, I thought I would turn our gaze toward fashion. Wait, what?
Today we look at about a dozen resolutions. Who knew liturgical legislation could be this fun?! So without further delay, here are today’s batch of resolutions from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
For today, we get to the resolutions coming from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. In a Groundhog Day moment, I feel like I’m rewriting what I wrote for the 2012 General Convention. We’ll look at the SCLM material over two or three posts, depending on my stamina. Let’s start with saints, or perhaps I should say, “saints.”
I’ve had two conversations with friends recently in which some confusion was expressed about the proper readings for Holy Week. It’s understandable that there would be some confusion, because the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the Episcopal Church has introduced a bit of a mess with the Holy Week readings.
Looking at Facebook lately, I’ve seen that plenty of folks have been wondering what to do about Holy Week services. One sees lots of versions of “How can we be more ‘creative’?”
There is a blog post titled “The Thing I Never Want to Hear Again on Good Friday” making the rounds on Facebook.
Dear friends in Christ, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us, and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return. Through the rhythms of times and seasons let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.
Thursday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 54:1-10; Psalm 30; Luke 7:24-30 Luke 7:24-26 When the messengers of John had gone, he began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you...