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Revisiting Revision: A059 and the Future of Common Prayer

The Episcopal Church is not considering a single resolution to revise the 1979 Book of Common Prayer at the 80th General Convention, which convenes on Friday in Baltimore. But it will take the first step in determining how the prayer book is revised, and, beyond that, how it is defined, if it passes Resolution A059,…
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The Strange Journey of C028

The resolution that stoked perhaps the most vigorous online debate in advance of the 80th General Convention died in committee on Monday when the legislative committees on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies voted to take no action on it. Resolution C028, endorsed by the Diocese of…
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The Offline Convention: Why We Have to Be Here

Churches do it. Dioceses do it. Legislative committees do it. So, deputies want to know, why can’t this year’s General Convention offer online participation? As the 80th Convention in Baltimore approaches, interviews with deputies show a gulf between their swift pivot to online worship and meetings when COVID struck in 2020 and what some see…
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Candidate Forums

In the second of two candidate forums moderated by the Rev. Albert Cutié, five candidates for president of the House of Deputies and one candidate for vice president answered questions about themselves and their vision for the church and for the house.

In the first of two candidate forums, moderated by the Rev. Albert Cutié, four candidates for House of Deputies President and one candidate for House of Deputies Vice President answered questions about themselves and their vision for the House of Deputies.


What to Expect at General Convention

Schedule

  • The 80th General Convention will run July 8-11, 2022.

Health Precautions

  • Attendees must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or submit an application for a medical exemption in advance.
  • Attendees must wear N95, KN95, KF94 or medical-procedure masks indoors, in the convention center, and common areas of hotels. Masks will be provided if needed.
  • Attendees must take a self-test before leaving home, on checking in to the hotel and each morning of the four-day convention. Five self-tests will be provided at registration.
  • There will be no exhibit hall, no official youth presence and no gathering of Episcopal Church Women at the convention.

Legislation

  • Committees will work through resolutions ahead of time and not meet in Baltimore in person.
  • Resolutions not considered in Baltimore will automatically be submitted for consideration at the 81st General Convention in Louisville in 2024.
  • According to the Draft Special Rules of Order (to be approved by the House of Deputies on July 8), a motion to remove an item from the consent calendar will require a vote of one-third of the house.

General Convention Live

House of Deputies

We will be live-blogging the House of Deputies when it is in session. A livestream will also be available. Live coverage begins July 8.

House of Bishops

We will occasionally be live-blogging the House of Bishops when it is in session. A livestream will also be available. Live coverage begins July 8.