Category Archives: Book of Common Prayer

The Incarnation

Light Shines in the Night God came in Jesus of Nazareth to reveal the power of God’s love and healing. In the birth of Jesus we realize that God shares life with us intimately. We meet God “in the flesh” … Continue reading

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King Kamehameha & Queen Emma

  November 28   Psalm 97:1-2,7-12 Proverbs 21:1-3 Acts 17:22-31 Matthew 25:31-40 In the 1790’s, a marooned English sailor married the daughter of a Hawaiian chieftain, thus establishing the family to which Emma Rooke was born two generations later. Kamehameha … Continue reading

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Writing a Collect

The Book of Common Prayer is full of “collects,” prayers that join all voices to God, i.e. a “collection”! Hear Fr. Matthew Moretz explain what collects are and how to write one on his infamous “Father Matthew Presents” You Tube … Continue reading

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Prayers for a New Education Year

The calendar is a funny thing. It has different points of departure, remembrance and beginning. For teachers, September begins a new year. By mid-August, we are looking toward the fall – new beginnings, new programs, new ideas. A fresh start. … Continue reading

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What is the Lectionary?

A lectionary is a table of readings from Scripture, appointed to be read at public worship. The association of particular texts with specific days began in the 4th century. The Lectionary [1969, revised 1981] was developed by the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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The Book of Common Prayer & Christian Education

If the prayer book is the cornerstone of Anglican theology, then it makes sense to see the Book of Common Prayer (aka BCP) as the cornerstone for Christian education in the Episcopal congregation. The 1979 BCP is very clear with … Continue reading

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