A revised and enlarged edition of the book `Communion in Australian Churches" published in 1979 by the Victorian Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission. -- Preface, p. 5.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography (p. 149-153).
Contents divided into three main sections: 1. Communion in the Christian tradition -- 2. Communion in Australian Churches today -- 3. Communion : contemporary issues.
Contents: Preface dated Easter 1985 / Ian Scutt -- Introduction dated Feast of the Transfiguration 1985 / Robert Gribben -- Bread of Life / Janet Gaden -- 1. Communion in the Christian tradition -- The Jewish Background of the Christian Eucharist / Raymond Abba -- Eucharist in the New Testament / Nigel Watson -- Eucharist in the Early Church / Willam Tabbernee -- Eucharist in the Western Church from 500 to 1500 A.D. / Ron Dowling -- Eucharist in the Reformation Period / Ian Breward -- Eucharist from the 17th to the 19th Centuries / Austin Cooper -- 2. Communion in Australian Churches today -- Anglican / John Gaden -- Baptist / Mervyn Himbury -- Church of Christ / William Tabbernee -- Eastern Churches: Greek Orthodox / Stelios Menis -- Syrian Orthodox / Punnooethu Skariah -- Assyrian Church / Esther Youman -- Lutheran / Vernon Kleinig -- Pentecostal / Barry Chant -- Presbyterian / Norman Pritchard -- Reformed / Raymond Zorn -- Roman Catholic / Peter Cross -- Salvation Army / Territorial Headquarters -- Society of Friends / Tessa Spratt -- Uniting Church / Grant Dunning -- 3. Communion : contemporary issues -- Word and Eucharist / D'Arcy Wood -- Eucharist and Justice / Elizabeth Rogerson -- Sharing Communion / Andrew Hamilton and John Gaden -- Children and Communion / Ron Dowling -- Communion beyond the gathered Congregation / Robert Gribben -- Presidency / Gregory Manly -- The Ecumenical Convergence / Robert Gribben -- Bibliography - Acknowledgements.
Each essay in last section includes "Questions for thought and talk".
Contributors include Anglicans: Ronald L. Dowling, John R. Gaden and David J. Williams.
Editor "Robert Gribben is a Uniting Church Minister". -- back cover.
"This book records the experiences of a community of liturgists, theologians, church musicians, pastors and others gathered in the setting of the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland, 12-21 May 1995, to reflect on -- and look beyond -- one of the phenomena of the modern ecumenical movement: the eucharistic service known as the Lima liturgy. The goals of the meeting were, first, to review and reflect upon the experience gained by the churches in using the Lima liturgy since its introduction in 1982, to consider this experience from both the theological and liturgical points of view, and in light of this to suggest principles for eucharistic celebrations in ecumenical settings; and second, to produce such new material for use in the churches, and especially, where possible according to church discipline, in ecumenical contexts." -- Editor's Intro., p. .
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents include text of The Lima Liturgy, pp. -58.
Contents divided into sections: I. Introduction -- II. Reflections on the Lima Liturgy and Proposals for Moving Ahead -- III. Eucharistic Services : Worship Texts from, Inspired by, the Consultation -- IV. Material for Reflection on the Structure and Content of the Eucharistic Service -- V. Appendices.
Introduction section contains: Editors' Introduction / Thomas F. Best and Dagmar Heller -- A Participant's Introduction: Ecumenical Liturgy in Principle and Practice / Rodney Matthews.
Reflections on the Lima Liturgy and Proposals for Moving Ahead section contains: A: The Lima Liturgy: Its Continuing Challenge -- The Lima Liturgy: Origin, Intention and Structure / Max Thurian -- The Lima Liturgy and Beyond: Moving Forward Ecumenically / Gordon W. Lathrop -- B: Beyond the Lima Liturgy: A Proposal -- Celebrations of the Eucharist in Ecumenical Contexts: A Proposal -- Eucharistiefeiern bei okumenishchen Zusammenkunften: Ein Vorchslag -- Celebraciones de la Eucaristia en Contextos Ecumenicos: Una Propuesta -- C: The Lima Liturgy.
Eucharistic Services : Worship Texts from, Inspired by, the Consultation section contains: A. Services Held at the Consultation -- Regional Expressions of the Lima Liturgy, Prepared for the Meeting: -- Africa -- Latin America -- Eucharistic Services, Prepared at the Meeting -- The Service of the Grains -- An Ecumenical Experimental Eucharist: An Account of the Closing Worship / Rodney Matthews -- B: Services and Materials Produced in Relation to the Consultation -- Eine Messe fur unsere Zeit / Kurt Rose und Wolfgang Teichmann -- A Mass for Our Time / Kurt Rose and Wolfgang Teichmann -- Materials for Eucharistic Services -- 1. Eucharistic Prayers -- 2. Eucharistic Prayer on the Theme of Justice -- 3. From a Mass on the Theme of Creation and the Environment -- 4. Other Materials for Worship in Ecumenical Contexts -- C: Wider Reflections -- Affirmations about Worship in Ecumenical Contexts / Robert Gribben.
Material for Reflection on the Structure and Content of the Eucharistic Service section contains: A: On Worship -- Foundations for the Christian Assembly -- B: On Eucharistic Worship -- The Structure of the Eucharistic Service -- 1. Holy Communion: The Shape of the Rite -- 2. Basic Movement of the Service for the Lord's Day -- 3. An Outline of the Service for the Lord's Day -- 4. An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist -- Eucharistic Prayers: Ancient and Modern -- 1. Eucharistic Prayer from the Apostolic Tradition -- 2. Eucharistic Prayer Adapted from the Alexandrian Liturgy -- Great Thanksgiving -- Great Thanksgiving -- Eucharistic Prayer -- Eucharistic Prayer -- On the Epiclesis -- The Invocation of the Spirit / John H. McKenna.
Contents of Appendices: Participants -- Sources.
Anglican participants include: Rev. Dr. Jaci Maraschin (Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil) and Ms. Eileen Thompson (Church of Bangladesh).
Canadian participant: The Rev. Atze Veldhuis (United Church of Canada).
Archbishop Peers reminded the Bishops that, at the last meeting of the House, it was agreed that individual diocesan bishops could authorize the use of the Lima Liturgy for Ecumenical occasions.
Planners of the next Anglican Consultative Council meeting to be held in Nigeria in 1984 have indicated that the Lima Liturgy will be used on all but the first and last days, at which time the Nigeria Liturgy will be used.
Moved by: Archbishop Peers
Seconded by: Bishop Snowden
That this House use the form of last November, without the limiting clause, that the Lima Liturgy be used on Ecumenical occasions. TABLED
Mr. Gibson read a statement which reflected the view of the Doctrine and Worship Committee that the Lima Liturgy not be the only form used at Ecumenical gatherings.
That we authorize the use of the Lima Liturgy as an option on ecumenical occasions when the Eucharist is celebrated. CARRIED #11-2-84
1. Request the Agenda Committee to provide time at the February, 1984 meeting of the House for the consideration of a resolution which would commend the Lima Liturgy as an option for Ecumenical occasions when the Eucharist is celebrated.
2. Agrees that until next February an individual diocesan bishop may authorize specific uses of the "Lima Liturgy" on particular ecumenical occasions. CARRIED #6-11-83
Moved by: Bishop Lackey
Seconded by: Bishop Snowden
That the Liturgical Officer and the Doctrine and Worship Committee be asked to consider this and comment. CARRIED #7-11-83
"No. 25 in the Risk book series". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliography: p. -72.
"No ecumenical document has received as much attention or generated as much excitement as the convergence statement entitled 'Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry'. The aim of this book is to describe its origin, to identify some of its highlights, to clarify what the churches are asked to do with it, and to suggest what it could mean to Christians around the world -- to explain, in short, why it matters". -- back cover.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface -- How is BEM related to other parts of the ecumenical movement ? -- What makes this document so special ? -- What are the major points of convergence ? -- What is now expected of the churches ? -- Where do we go from here in the search for Christian unity ? -- Appendix 1: Glossary of theological terms used in BEM -- Appendix 2: The Lima Liturgy -- Appendix 3: Resources.
Contents: The Liturgy of the World : Ecumenical Worship With All Senses / Per Harling -- Worship Services in the Perspective of Mission -- Services Using Water as the Central Image -- Services for Liturgical Seasons -- Services on Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation -- Prayer Services -- Lima Liturgy -- Walking the Way of the Cross.