A195 Establishing a Staff Person for Liturgy and Music on the Staff of the Presiding Bishop

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 79th General Convention establish a position for Liturgy and Music who will serve on the staff of the Presiding Bishop, to make accessible the Church's liturgical resources, with particular regard for digital resources, for all worshiping communities in The Episcopal Church; and be it further

Resolved, That the staff person support the work assigned to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music in the creation, translation, and dissemination of digital versions of liturgies approved or made available by the General Convention. These resources would include, but not be limited to The Book of Common Prayer, The Book of Occasional Services, Lesser Feasts and Fasts, the Enriching our Worship, and musical resources. This staff person will be a resource to the whole Church for its liturgical life, including diocesan liturgy and music commissions, and other groups engaged in enriching the Church’s worship; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention request that the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance consider a budget allocation of $380,000 for the implementation of this resolution.

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