"Edited by Marilyn L. Haskel and Clayton L. Morris".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-156) but NO index.
Contains 27 articles by 18 authors.
Contents: How shall we worship / Clayton L. Morris -- Worship and the ministry of the baptized: on reclaiming the centrality of baptism / Fletcher Lowe -- Who's in charge here ? / Ormonde Plater -- The development of style in worship / Byron D. Stuhlman -- The development of hymnody in the Anglican Church / Thomas K. McCart -- With what words shall we pray ? / Jean Campbell -- A place of good news: liturgical space and the proclamation of the gospel / Charles Fulton and Juan Oliver -- Creating art for worship / Ralph Carskadden -- The role of the arts in the liturgical assembly / Marilyn L. Haskel -- Preaching and praying the lectionary / Joseph P. Russell -- Jesus wants to dance ! - in church !! -with us !!! / Richard Fabian -- Some thoughts about worship in congregations numbering fewer than fifty / Clayton L. Morris -- Dealing with liturgy in racially-mixed congregations / Ernesto Medina -- How to form a parish worship committee / Juan Oliver -- How to create a worship workshop in three sessions / Joseph P. Russell -- How to review and evaluate a congregation's worship program / Joseph Robinson -- How to plan worship / Juan Oliver -- How to introduce full and complete use of symbols / Juan Oliver -- How to welcome children in the Sunday assembly / Gretchen Wolff Pritchard -- How to design service leaflets which are helpful to the newcomer / Marilyn L. Haskel -- How to compose and perform intercessions / Ormonde Plater -- How to celebrate the triduum / Michael Merriman -- How to introduce baptism by immersion / Clayton L. Morris -- How to build a baptismal font / Clayton L. Morris -- How to use incense / Clayton L. Morris -- Singing a new song: not always easy ! / by Mark T. Engelhardt -- How to recruit children and adults for the choir / Judith Dodge.
"There are vast numbers of `churchgoers' who regard church as they would an historic house of which they were card-carrying supporters. They delight in the antiquity of their worship space, in its reliable immutability, and in the engaging way in which characters in period costume will occasionally emerge from behind a screen and address them, also, in archaic language. Such worship spaces, like those country houses, will have their Sunday devotees, but they are no fit places for people seeking to be formed in the pattern of Christ by word and sacrament and by interaction with a vibrant community of faith. In both environment and language such spaces severely handicap and indeed dis-able the worshippers, for they replace reality with nostalgia".
Author is Episcopal Dean of Philadelphia and a leading authority on the design of liturgical space.
Cover title: The Daily Office : Morning and Evening Prayer : Services for Noonday and Close of Day : Daily Devotions.
"The Study and the Orders of Service contained in this Book were prepared by The Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church as part of the program of Prayer Book Revision authorized by the General Convention of 1967". -- title-page.
"Copyright 1970 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The first major attempt since 1928 to revise the Daily Offices was made by the Standing Liturgical Commission in 1957 with the publication of 'Prayer Book Studies VI' entitled 'Morning and Evening Prayer'. Since then, the process of liturgical revision has gathered momentum throughout the Anglican Communion and in all Christian Churches. .... The Drafting Committee on the Daily Offices was constituted as follows: The Reverend Charles W.F. Smith ... Chairman." -- Preface.
"The Standing Liturgical Commission presents for the Church's consideration two versions of the Daily Office, one in contemporary English, the other in the language of the Prayer Book and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Each version is a single form intended for both the morning and the evening Office. In addition, new services are provided for use at noonday and at the close of the day, and short forms for use by families or individuals praying alone". -- Intro., p. 5.
Contents: Preface / Chilton Powell, Chairman of the Standing Liturgical Commission [and other members] -- I. Introduction -- Notes -- Notes on the ICEt (International Consultation on English Texts) -- II. Morning and Evening Prayer -- 1. First Order -- 2. Second Order -- 3. Additional Directions and Suggestions -- 4. Music for Preces and Suffrages -- 5. Invitatory Antiphons -- 6. Sentences for Seasons and Other Occasions -- 7. Canticles and Hymns -- III. Prayer at Noonday -- IV. Prayer at Close of Day -- V. Daily Devotions -- 1. At Morning -- 2. At Noon -- 3. At Close of Day.
"Prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church as part of the Program of Prayer Book Revision authorized by The General Convention of 1967 and 1973". -- inside front cover.
"Copyright 1973 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- verso of t.-p.
"Published by The Church Hymnal Corporation, 800 Second Avenue,, New York, N.Y., 10017". -- inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The Orders of Service contained in this Study are essentially identical with those published in 'Prayer Book Studies 22'. Thus, the rationale set forth in the Introduction to that publication applies to this Study as well. Trial use has demonstrated the desirability of rearranging the various elements of each Order of Service .... It is hoped that the new arrangement will make the Offices, as printed here, easier to follow, without obscuring their structure. There were three other sources of difficulty in giving trial use to the Daily Office: First, the absence of a new lectionary ... secondly, the absence of a complete Psalter; and thirdly, the delay in the publication of 'Prayers, Thanksgivings, and Litanies; (Prayer Book Studies 25). The delay in producing all these materials was unavoidable, but these defects have now been remedied". -- Preface.
Contents divided into two main sections: Morning and Evening Prayer -- Lectionary for the Daily Office.
Contents: Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission -- Morning and Evening Prayer -- First Order -- Second Order -- Additional Directions and Suggestions -- Order of Service for Noonday -- Order of Service for Close of Day -- Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families -- Lectionary for the Daily Office -- Concerning the Lectionary -- Sundays -- Fixed Holy Days -- Weekdays and Moveable Holy Days.
"Copyright 1973 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- p. .
"Published by The Church Hymnal Corporation, 800 Second Avenue,, New York, N.Y., 10017". -- p. .
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents divided into two main sections: Dedication and Consecration of a Church -- Celebration of a New Ministry.
Contents: Preface / The Standing Liturgical Commission -- Dedication and Consecration of a Church -- Introduction -- Concerning the Service -- The Rite -- Additional Directions and Suggestions -- Dedication of a Church or Chapel in Special Circumstances -- Dedication of Furnishings or Parts of a Church or Chapel -- For a Church or Chapel long in use -- A Litany of Thanksgiving for a Church -- Celebration of a New Ministry -- Introduction -- Letter of Institution -- Concerning the Service -- The Rite -- Additional Directions and Suggestions..
A description, by a retired Anglican cleric in the diocese of Toronto, of the liturgy used at St. Gregory Nyssen parish in Berkeley California which combines the liturgy of the 1979 American Book of Common Prayer and elements from "Jewish and eastern Christian resources".
"Edited by Diana Butler Bass and Joseph Stewart-Sicking".
Includes bibliographical references.
"This book is the second based on our research, The Project on Congregations of Intentional Practice, a Lilly Endowment-Funded study housed at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The project studied fifty vital mainline churches to discern patterns of Christian practice in renewing local congregations. The first book. `The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Church', outlined the theory and theology guiding the project. After its publication, interested readers (and a few reviews too) asked us for `more stories' of the congregations. To respond to these requests, we approached some of the pastors of the participating churches and enlisted them to share some stories about how a practice transformed their congregation, `From Nomads to Pilgrims' is the result". -- Acknowledgements, p. xv.
"For three years my fellow researcher Joseph Stewart-Sicking and I studied vital mainline congregations. We discovered that they possessed a surprising capacity -- they invited spiritual wanderers into a pilgrimage through the practice of faith. We met many people like Nora Gallagher whose lives had been transformed by joining a faith community -- not by taking a membership class or signing a pledge card -- but through participating in a congregation's story, language, actions, and rhythms. .... they became Christians by acting like Christians in community with people on a pilgrimage of practice. .... The stories that follow are stories of metanoia, of individual and congregational change, of people on pilgrimage. .... From these pastors and the people they serve, we learned that two practices are foundational to pilgrim communities: discernment and hospitality." -- Preface, pp. xii-xiii.
Contents: Contributors -- Preface / Diana Bass Butler -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction : Christian Practice in the Congregation : The Structure of Vitality / Joseph Stewart-Sicking -- (Re)Discovering Tradition : Becoming God's Church / Roy Terry -- Paying Attention to God : Divine Coincidence / N. Graham Standish -- Enlarging Hospitality : Where Are the Children ? / J. Mary Luti -- Making Space for the Sacred : Practicing the Presence of God in Worship / Gary D. Jones -- Forming Faith : The WAY / Paul Hoffman -- Practicing Worship : From Message to Incarnation / Eric Elnes -- Proclaiming God's Word : Practicing What We Preach / Timothy Shapiro -- Speaking Faith : Grace Breaking In / Lillian Daniel -- Taking Risks : Full Gospel Church / Scott A. Benhase -- Saying Yes and Saying No : The Prayer of Jabez, The Passion of Christ, and a Tale of Two Congregations / Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. -- Navigating Culture : Polycultures and Digital Culture in the Postmodern Age / Steve Jacobsen -- Engaging Creativity : Journey to the Unfamiliar / Todd M. Donatelli -- Conclusion : Pilgrimage Congregations / Diana Butler Bass -- About the Project.
"The two rites in the following pages were prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church as part of the program of Prayer Book Revision authorized by the General Conventions of 1967 and 1973". -- inside front cover.
"Copyright 1973 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- inside front cover.
"The trial use of the rite of 'Holy Baptism with the Laying-on of Hands' gave rise to a prolonged and intensive process of study and consultation. This process resulted in a significant consensus embodied in the two rites presented in this Study .... The texts of the two rites, presented separately, follow. A more detailed and elaborate discussion of some of the meanings of the two rites is published separately as a Supplement to this Study. It should be carefully studied as a necessary background to the understanding of the rites". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface -- I. Historical Background -- II. Statement of Agreed Positions -- III. The Structure of the Rites with Chart / The Standing Liturgical Commission -- Holy Baptism -- A Form for the Affirmation of Baptismal Vows with the Laying-On of Hands by the Bishop, also called Confirmation.
"First edition c1979 the Seabury Press, Inc. Revised edition c2000 by Morehouse Publishing." -- verso of t.-p.
"Our intention [in the first 1979 edition] was to offer to the Episcopal Church a basic book on the liturgy that would be useful to laity and clergy of the church with regard to the history and theology of Christian, and specifically Anglican, worship. We also wanted the book to help readers to understand more fully the pastoral and theological implications of the then proposed Book of Common Prayer. .... The first edition was reprinted several times, and demand for the book, especially for use in programs of lay education and for candidates studying in seminary, has never ceased. We were therefore delighted when Morehouse approached us about the possibility of publishing a second edtion. Unfortunately, Professor Price died before our work of revision was complete. We had been in consultation by telephone about the changes that Morehouse Publishing had requested. In only a few cases were revisions or clarifications of fact made for this new edition. Otherwise, our concern was to make modest but necessary editorial changes, including references to the `new' Prayer Book." -- Preface [to Revised Edition], pp. vi-vii.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface [to Revised Edition] dated Berkeley, California, September 2000 / Louis Weil -- Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible -- Note to the Reader -- Prologue -- 1. Where We Are -- Part One : The Meaning of Worship -- 2. Worship and Liturgy -- 3. The Basis of Liturgy -- 4. Features of Liturgy -- 5. Implications and Consequences of Liturgy -- Part Two : Liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer -- 6. The Background of the Prayer Book -- 7. Anglican Prayer Books -- Part Three : Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation -- 8. Holy Baptism -- 9. Confirmation -- Part Four : Regular Services: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist -- Introduction -- 10. The Word of God and the Bible -- 11. The Word of God in the Liturgy -- 12. Morning and Evening Prayer in Today's Church -- 13. The Holy Eucharist (I) : The Proclamation of the Word of God -- 14. The Holy Eucharist (II) : The Holy Communion -- 15. The Holy Eucharist (III) : Theories About the Eucharist -- 16. The Christian Calendar -- Part Five : Other Liturgies: Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services -- Introduction -- 17. Pastoral Offices (I) : For Marriage, Birth, Sickness, and Death -- 18. Pastoral Offices (II) : For Reconciliation and Commitment -- 19. Episcopal Services -- Epilogue -- 20. Living the Liturgy -- Notes -- Glossary of Liturgical Terms -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Bibliography for Further Reading -- Internet Resources -- Index.
"Written by Charles P. Price and Louis Weil with the assistance of a group of editorial advisors under the direction of the Church's Teaching Series Committee".
Foreword by John M. Allin.
Introduction by Alan Jones.
Includes bibliographical references, bibliography (p. 332-337) and index.
"In this volume, we have tried to do three things. In the first place, we have tried to be informative. We have sought to provide data about the development of Christian worship, and particularly Anglican worship. .... Our second purpose is really an outgrowth of the first. We hav tried to set the new Book of Common Prayer firmly in the context of this theological and historical development. We have not intended to produce a commentary on the new Prayer Book, but it is obviously impossible to discuss worship in the American Episcopal Church today without saying a great deal about the new book. .... The third goal of this book is by all odds the most important. We hope that it will help its readers better to understand the intimate, indissoluble, and mutally influential relationship between worship and living." -- Preface, pp. xiii-xiv.
Contents divided into seven main sections: Prologue -- Part One : The Meaning of Worship -- Part Two : Liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer -- Part Three : Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation -- Part Four : Regular Services: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist -- Part Five : Other Liturgies: Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services -- Epilogue.
Contents: Preface / Charles P. Price and Louis Weil -- Where We Are -- Worship and Liturgy -- The Basis of Liturgy -- Features of Liturgy -- Implications and Consequences of Liturgy -- The Background of the Prayer Book -- Anglican Prayer Books -- Holy Baptism -- Confirmation -- Introduction -- The Word of God and the Bible -- The Word of God in the Liturgy -- Morning and Evening Prayer in Today's Church -- The Holy Eucharist (I) : The Proclamation of the Word of God -- The Holy Eucharist (II) : The Holy Communion -- The Holy Eucharist (III) : Theories About the Eucharist -- The Christian Calendar -- Introduction -- Pastoral Offices (I) : For Marriage, Birth, Sickness, and Death -- Pastoral Offices (II) : For Reconciliation and Commitment -- Episcopal Services -- Living the Liturgy -- Notes -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible -- Glossary of Liturgical Terms -- Bibliography for Further Reading -- Index.