Category Archives: Book of Common Prayer

The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

Of One Heart and Soul Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Sunday evening finds Jesus’ disciples huddled together behind locked doors. Though Mary had given the good news, many likely doubted. The … Continue reading

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Updated Holy Week Liturgies in the BCP

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has issued the following statement concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary and the Holy Week Liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer. The statement was prepared during the SCLM meeting in … Continue reading

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The Presentation of Our Lord – February 2, 2011

    Mine eyes have seen the Savior . . . Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 or 84:1-6 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 It has been 40 days since the Nativity, a day in Jewish tradition when a woman who has been … Continue reading

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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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