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Children in the Eucharist
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Trinity College (Graham Library)
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BV 825.58 C5 1990
New York NY
Education for Mission and Ministry, The Episcopal Church Center
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94 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
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Cat. No.: 56-9010-1.
Cover title.
Includes bibliographical references.
Bibliography: pp. 91-94.
"'Children in the Eucharist' formerly titled 'Children in the Parish Eucharist' [and published in 1987] is intended to help the Church honor, respect, and accept our children and their ministries as they, like adults, live into the Baptismal Covenant, specifically so at the altar. Children very rarely have a sense of belonging to the Christian community at worship because those who plan the Liturgy and those who furnish the liturgical space rarely think of children. The Holy Eucharist is indeed the liturgy of the baptized and 'the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord's Day and other Feasts,' and as such all baptized Christians, regardless of age, should be present and take their place as full participants at the Lord's Table. .... 'Children in the Eucharist' is for persons who honestly accept children as humans and as people of God, for those who take Christian community seriously, and for those who are struggling with the presence of children in our midst". -- Intro.
Contents divided into three main sections: Introduction dated The Episcopal Church Center, New York, New York, The Feast of the Epiphany 1990 / Howard K. Williams, Coordinator, Children's Ministries -- Section One: Reflection Papers -- Section Two: Guidelines for Including Children in the Worshipping Community -- Section Three: Aids for Further Exploration of Children and the Eucharist.
Contents of Section One: Reflection Papers: Children's Involvement in the Liturgy : History and Implications / Joseph P. Russell -- The Nature of Liturgy / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Liturgy as Language / Richard A. Bower -- The Language of Spirituality and Communication in Childhood / Toinette M. Eugene -- Discussion Starters: A Chance for Your Reaction.
Section Two: Guidelines: Preparing the Congregation for Liturgy -- Planning the Liturgy -- Creating the Worship Environment -- Children and Hymns / Elizabeth Morris Downie -- Index of Children's Hymns -- Step-by-Step Through the Eucharist, From Home to Church: The Gathering / Leonel L. Mitchell.
Contents of Section Three: Aids for Further Exploration: Children in the Eucharist: A Workshop on Issues, Implications, and Strategies for the Congregation or Diocese -- Historical Summary of Children's Place in the Eucharist: A Timeline -- The Difficulties, Dynamics, and Discoveries of Instituting Change in the Congregation's Liturgy -- Selected List of Resources.
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Children in the parish eucharist
Consultation on Children in the Liturgy (1984 : Stony Point, N.Y.)
Episcopal Church Center. Education for Mission and Ministry
Episcopal Church. Office of Ministries with Children
Bower, Richard A. (Richard Allen), 1940-
Downie, Elizabeth Morris, 1935-
Eugene, Toinette M., 1945-
Mitchell, Leonel L. (Leonel Lake), 1930-2012
Russell, Joseph P. (Joseph Parker), 1932-2004
Williams, Howard (Howard Kently), 1951-
Lord's Supper - Child participation - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper - Child participation - Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church - Liturgy
Children - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Children - Religious life - Episcopal Church
Intergenerational worship - Episcopal Church
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BV 825.58 C5 1990
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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