A017 Creation Liturgies in Prayer Book Revision

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention affirm the central Anglican tenet of lex orandi, lex credendi (“the law of praying is the law of believing,” or, more conversationally, “praying shapes believing”); and be it further

Resolved, That the Prayer Book is a primary way Episcopalians are formed through lex orandi, lex credendi; and be it further

Resolved, That, in light of the catastrophic failure of humanity to live into its role as stewards of God’s good creation and our inherent call to reconcile with all God’s creation, the General Convention directs future Prayer Book revision to include creation-focused liturgies which recognize mourning and lamentation, joy and celebration, and repentance and reconciliation; and be it further

Resolved, That this understanding, appreciation and care of God’s good creation be explicitly incorporated in the Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Ordination liturgies.


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