Daily archives: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Hearing Focuses on Liturgies and the Lectionary

In the third of three hearings held over Zoom on Saturday February 19, the Committee of Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music heard testimony on one resolution regarding “language that has been interpreted as anti-Semitic” in the readings of Holy Week, and three regarding the revision and publication of liturgies. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Rabbi Stanley M….
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Witnesses Testify on Inclusive and Expansive Language

The Prayer Book, Liturgy & Music Committee heard testimony about four resolutions in the second of three hearings it conducted on February 19. The hearing drew three deputies who had registered to testify, in addition to committee members and a few observers. Two of the three witnesses testified on Resolution A060, which endorses a set…
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Harris and DuBose: additions and a subtraction proposed for Lesser Feasts and Fasts

The Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Committee heard testimony about 11 resolutions on February 19 at its first hearing ahead of General Convention. The most discussed topic was whether the late Bishop Barbara Harris should be added to the Episcopal Church’s calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts. The first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion,…
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Deputy News Returns for the 80th General Convention

Welcome to the inaugural 2022 edition of Deputy News, created by the House of Deputies news team. We will be covering the 80th General Convention and the activities leading toward it with an emphasis on the House of Deputies and its members. Even before the convention gets underway in Baltimore on July 7, we are…
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Change the Lectionary

Professor Amy-Jill Levine, a well-known New Testament scholar, testified before the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music on February 19 on Resolution C014. The resolution would “direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to recommend revisions to the Church’s appointed Lectionary readings for Holy Week to remedy passages that use language that has…
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Racial Justice Committee Receives Competing Funding Resolutions

The Legislative Committee on Racial Justice and Reconciliation heard testimony on two competing funding proposals for the church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative at a Zoom hearing on Thursday February 17. Resolution A100, proposed by the Presiding Officers’ Advisory Group on Beloved Community Implementation, seeks $400,000  “to make grants to churches, agencies, dioceses” and other church…
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