Alaskan Episcopalians eager to worship in Native language with Book of Common Prayer translation

[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, in the business center of the Interior region’s largest city, is distinctly Alaskan in its wood and its words. Log buildings are ubiquitous Alaskan structures, both the homes and churches – from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the small town of Nenana to Good Shepherd Episcopal […]

New podcast explores Episcopal liturgy and music

[St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis] A priest and an organist have launched a podcast exploring liturgy and music from an Episcopal perspective called All Things Rite & Musical. You can listen to the podcast at riteandmusical.org and through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Podcast episodes are also available for download. Since its August 1 premiere, All […]

La Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música publica encuesta sobre dos liturgias matrimoniales

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] La Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música les invita a los episcopales a llenar una encuesta en línea aquí como parte de su esfuerzo de recopilar datos sobre la respuesta de la iglesia a dos liturgias matrimoniales que fueron autorizadas para uso provisional en la Convención General de […]

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music releases survey on two marriage liturgies

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is inviting Episcopalians to complete an online survey here  as part of its effort to gather data on the church’s response to two marriage liturgies that were authorized for trial use at the 2015 General Convention. One of the liturgies—The Celebration […]

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music will present options to General Convention on possible prayer book revision

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) plans to present the 2018 General Convention with four options regarding the possible revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, commission chair. The options, discussed in detail on the SCLM’s blog, are: Revision […]

Task Force on the Study of Marriage offers report, seeks input on ‘Dearly Beloved’ toolkit

Survey available in English, Spanish

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The General Convention Task Force on the Study of Marriage has provided the following report and seeks input from Episcopalians on “Dearly Beloved.” The task force is outlined in Resolution A037. The task force report follows. Task Force on the Study of Marriage seeks input about “Dearly […]

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music issues note on calendar of commemorations

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Church has issued the following note. A note from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music regarding the Episcopal Church’s calendar of commemorations Since the 2015 General Convention the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has received […]

Philadelphia’s St. Thomas Gospel Choir claims 2 major music awards

The Gospel Choir of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was nominated for six and claimed two National Gospel Music Awards at the National Independent Gospel Music Association Annual Ceremony June 24-26 in Memphis, Tennessee. The two awards were: The Best Traditional Gospel CD of the Year Award The Best Musical […]

Eucharistic Liturgy for the Tragedy in Orlando

A Eucharistic Liturgy for the Tragedy in Orlando, prepared by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, is available here.

Litany for Gun Violence Prevention offered for use in Sunday services

[Episcopal News Service] The following Litany for Gun Violence Prevention is written by the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Episcopal bishop of Maine, and offered for use in liturgies throughout the Episcopal Church this coming Sunday or at any other time. The litany is available as downloadable bulletin inserts in English here and in Spanish here. A […]