How We Worship
The services of this congregation, like all Episcopal congregations, and other liturgical churches, follows a simple pattern laid out in The Book of Common Prayer. This Prayer Book, now more than 500 years old, has been revised many times, but it connects us with the prayer of our past and the prayer of most of the world’s Christians.
The main service on Sundays and other days is called “The Holy Eucharist” or “The Mass” or “the Lord’s supper.” It consists of
About the use of Scripture in Worship
Holy Scripture is read at the Sunday liturgy in a three-year schedule of readings called “a Lectionary”. Most liturgical churches follow a similar, often identical, schedule of readings. Normally it includes a lesson from the Old Testament, a Psalm, a lesson from the New Testament Epistles, and a reading from one of the Gospels. Anglicans, like their Roman Catholic friends, read one of the lessons occasionally from a collection of books called “The apocrypha.” Anglicans do not consider these books to have the same authority as the rest of the scriptures, but find the texts enriching. Occasionally the Old Testament reading is from an apocryphal book.