PDFs of Services Now Available

PDFs of Services Now Available

by the Very Rev. Brian Baker

General Convention regularly authorizes special rites to augment the liturgies in the Prayer Book. The recent rites for use around reproductive loss are good examples of lovely resources that can be very helpful when people are experiencing the painful loss of a child or suffer a miscarriage. These rites are developed by the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) and approved by General Convention. Since the author of this publication is the SCLM funded by General Convention, I had often wondered why these resources weren't available electronically free of charge. I brought this up at General Convention in 2009 when I was serving on the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee. In 2012, we put this request in the form of a resolution that asked that these resources be available for free by the end of 2013. I am happy to report that these resources are now available for free as pdf downloads. You can find them here:

Enriching Our Worship 1: Morning and Evening Prayer, the Great Litany, and the Holy Eucharist

Enriching Our Worship 2: Ministry with the Sick or Dying; Burial of a Child

Enriching Our Worship 3: Burial Rites for Adults, together with a Rite for the Burial of a Child

Enriching Our Worship 4: The Renewal of Ministry and the Welcoming of a New Rector or Other Pastor

Enriching Our Worship 5: Liturgies and Prayers Related to Childbearing, Childbirth, and Loss

Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing, resources for the Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant in a Same-Sex Relationship

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