Hundreds of responses have been received since “working texts” – approved for use by the College of Bishops – began to appear in 2013. There have been numerous affirmations, as well as suggestions for consideration of deletions, alterations, or additions to the working texts. The Offices, Eucharistic texts, Initiatory and Pastoral Rites, and Lent and Holy Week services have all been finalized through the feedback process.
The few remaining rites, texts and matters on which feedback is now sought are:
Institution of a Rector
Consecration and Dedication of a Place Of Worship
Daily Office Lectionary
Calendar of Holy Days and Commemorations
Feedback on these rites is especially encouraged at this time. Last-minute feedback on any of the finalized rites will also be considered. The last date on which feedback can be received for consideration is All Saints Day, November 1, 2018. Evaluation and incorporation of the feedback received by All Saints Day will be undertaken by the Liturgy Task Force and Bishops Review Panel during November. The final form of all written texts will be proposed to the College of Bishops in December. God willing, the College of Bishops will act in January to authorize the printing of the Book of Common Prayer 2019.
Archbishop Duncan sharing the Liturgy Task Force's mandate.