A068 HD Report #1

House of Deputies Committee 13 on Committee to Receive the Report of Resolution A169 presents its Report #1 on Resolution A068 (Plan for the Revision of the Book of Common Prayer). The committee recommends:

Adopt with Amendment

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention approve authorize the Option One plan for the Revision of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, which is included in the report to the 79th General Convention of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music Subcommittee on to undertake comprehensive Rrevision of The Book of Common Prayer 1979; and be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music be directed to implement this plan; and be it further

Resolved, That such revision will continue in faithful adherence to the historic rites of the Church Universal as they have been received and interpreted within the Anglican tradition of Common Prayer while also providing space for, encouraging the submission of, and facilitating the perfection of rites that will arise from the continual movement of the Holy Spirit among us and growing insights of our Church; and be it further

Resolved, That such revision utilize the riches of Holy Scripture and our Church’s liturgical, cultural, racial, generational, linguistic, gender and ethnic diversity in order to share common worship; and be it further

Resolved, That such revision utilize inclusive and expansive language and imagery for humanity and divinity; and be it further

Resolved, That such revision shall incorporate and express understanding, appreciation, and care of God’s creation; and be it further

Resolved, That such revision take into consideration the use of current technologies which provide access to a broad range of liturgical resources; and be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music follow the “Guiding Assumptions” and “Plan for the revision of the Book of Common Prayer 1979” from the SCLM Blue Book Report to the 79th General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music shall report to the 80th General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the sum of $1,917,025 be appropriated to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the 2019-2021 Triennium for this process the completion of this plan.


Original text

Resolved, the House of ________ concurring, That the 79th General Convention approve the Option One plan for the Revision of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, which is included in the report to the 79th General Convention of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music Subcommittee on Revision of The Book of Common Prayer; and be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music be directed to implement this plan; and be it further

Resolved, That the sum of $1,917,025 be appropriated the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the completion of this plan.