Hundreds of responses have been received since “working texts” – approved for use by the College of Bishops – began to appear in 2013. There have been numerous affirmations, as well as suggestions for consideration of deletions, alterations, or additions to the working texts.
The Liturgy Task Force is now undertaking the task of evaluating and incorporating the feedback, and of finalizing the texts that are, God willing, to be printed in the Book of Common Prayer (2019).
Here are the important deadlines:
Deadline for Church-wide Feedback: November 1, 2017
Daily Morning Prayer
Daily Evening Prayer
Daily Office Lectionary
Holy Eucharist: Standard Text
Holy Eucharist: Common Text
Holy Eucharist: Ancient Text
Holy Eucharist Supplemental Texts
Collects of the Christian Year
Deadline for Church-wide Feedback: November 1, 2018
All Other Working Texts
Generally speaking, adherence to the above feedback deadlines will permit the Liturgy Task Force to seek approval of finalized Prayer Book texts at the 2018 and 2019 January Meetings of the College of Bishops. The attendant hope is to present the Book of Common Prayer (2019) to the 2019 Provincial Assembly.
Archbishop Duncan sharing the Liturgy Task Force's mandate.