A005 Translations of Enriching Our Worship and the Book of Occasional Services into Spanish, French, and Haitian Kreyol
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,
That this 80th General Convention directs the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to facilitate the professional translation of Enriching Our Worship, Volumes 1 – 6 and The Book of Occasional Services 2018, and Lesser Feasts and Fasts into Spanish, French, and Haitian Kreyol; and be it further
Resolved, That in this work the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music's Task Force for Liturgical Translations, employ the same process and criteria used for the new translation of the Book of Common Prayer into these languages; and be it further
Resolved, That the sum of $200,000 be appropriated to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the completion of these translations.
The work of liturgical translation needs to continue as the SCLM responds to the call of the 79th General Convention in Resolution 2018-C024: "Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music be directed to consider and propose to the 80th General Convention a process for translating Enriching Our Worship, Book of Occasional Services, and other authorized liturgical resources into the primary languages currently in use in this church."
The amount requested is commensurate with the amount of work required for professionally translating these texts into the official languages of the Episcopal Church.