A069 Interacción con el Libro de Oración Común

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Se resuelve, con la aprobación de la Cámara de ________, Que esta 79a Convención de la Iglesia Episcopal, pida a la Iglesia Episcopal que dedique el próximo trienio a un compromiso profundo con la estructura, el contenido, el lenguaje y el impulso teológico del Libro de Oración Común (1979), con la visión de mejorar la familiaridad de la Iglesia con el libro en su totalidad; y que instruya a la SCLM a que prepare materiales para ayudar a las diócesis, congregaciones, seminarios y escuelas locales en el proceso de este compromiso profundo, concentrándose particularmente en el uso del Libro de Oración como instrumento para la catequesis y la formación espiritual de todo el pueblo de Dios; y que pida a la SCLM y a la Comisión Permanente sobre Estructura, Gobierno, Constitución y Cánones para colaborar en la ampliación de las categorías canónicas de liturgias autorizadas para su uso en esta Iglesia, que resulte en resoluciones para que sean consideradas por la 80a Convención en 2021.

Y asimismo

Se resuelve, Que la suma de US$1,180,625.00 sea asignada a la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música para completar este plan.


In response to Resolution 2015-A169, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is submitting Resolution A069, Option Two, calling for an intentional and fuller engagement with the Book of Common Prayer 1979 together with a proposal for BCP translation and an expansion of the canonical categories for forms of worship authorized by this church.

Resolution A069 (Option Two) provides the opportunity for deep inquiry, research, and data gathering which could significantly enhance our self-understanding, which in turn would have a positive and far-reaching effect on any future version of the prayer book. Moreover, Option Two provides the opportunity to evaluate the current translations of the prayer book and work on new translations that are fully inclusive of all linguistic groups for whom translations are authorized.

The design and language of the BCP 1979 provide a bridge between previous generations of the church's practice, and the complex challenges of our present culture. It articulates a robust and ancient faith both traditional and contemporary idioms and provides a treasury of resources for the church. We recognize the need for expanding the range of possibilities for liturgies that are authorized for use in this church. Yet, even as we imagine additional modes by which contemporary opportunities may be embraced in the church's worship, encouraging a greater degree of creativity, flexibility, and responsiveness to specific needs as they arise in the future, the cornerstone of such creativity may, for the time being, best be found in the current version of this book.

Over the coming triennium, we call the church to such a season of discernment, to listen patiently and prayerfully to one another as we seek to hear God's voice calling us into genuinely common prayer. Only in this way can we allow the deepest questions to emerge, from how to translate common prayer faithfully into the language and thought forms of another culture.

The full scope of the proposed process of fuller engagement (Option Two) and a detailed methodology of the process may be found in the report "Plan for Prayer Book Revision" which is part of the report of the Subcommittee on Revision of The Book of Common Prayer, within the report to the 79th General Convention of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music's report, known as a "blue book" report, is available on the General Convention website (www.generalconvention.org).

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