C036 The Peace of the Lord Be With You

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That the 81st General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to include additional guidance in The Principles to Guide the Development of Liturgical Texts, to list as an option in paragraph 2a (Gathering and Preparation) the sharing of The Peace, defined in paragraph 2c as “a ritual expression of the unity of the Body of Christ as they come together to offer the Holy Eucharist” at the beginning of worship, offering a pastoral and realistic sense of unity as the community, coming together from different places and with different concerns, begins their liturgical journey together to the focal point of our shared worship experience, where unity, both in community, and in Christ, is realized.