This is the first in a series of essays on the 80th General Convention and prayer book revision that Covenant will publish in the coming weeks. By Matthew S. C. Olver This article’s title kept swimming i... Read More...
These speakers represent a range of theological positions and disciplinary backgrounds. But what they share is a deep commitment to the life and prayer of the Episcopal Church. Don’t you want to be a part of this conversation? Don’t we need to have this conversation as a church? Prayer book revision is coming. Will you be part of the dialogue, or will you leave it to others?
Much of our prayer is already an exercise in translation. We seem to forget in our liturgical debates that even the Scriptures and the Creeds were not revealed to us in English.
In the Liturgical Movement, the posture was ressourcement, an instinct to draw from old, significant wells long forgotten.
We must not fail to place the steps of a General Convention within the comprehensive, world-historical frame of the gospel.
The proclamation of Christ through our liturgical rites should be the raison d’être of BCP revision.
Many of us wish for clear sailing on prayer book revision, but we run a real danger of getting caught by a whirlpool on one side and rocky shoals on the other.