"St. Jude's to Conduct Elizabethan Service"
by Cathy Wentz for The Spectrum
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church reaches into its historical roots Sunday as it brings Queen Elizabeth I into its sanctuary during a service based on the “Book of Common Prayer” from which the practices of the Anglican Church are come.
Rev. Susan Allman, vicar for St. Jude’s, said the church has been conducting the Elizabethan service for close to 20 years, and it traditionally takes place the second Sunday in August at the Cedar City church. It takes place during the summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival because the Anglican Church was the church of Shakespeare’s time.
Allman said Elizabeth I actually started the Anglican Church, explaining that when King Henry VIII broke away from the Roman Catholic Church, he made himself head of the Church of England.
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