Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies

Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies

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In this third and final volume in a series of ceremonial guides to worship in the Episcopal Church according to The Book of Common Prayer, Leonel L. Mitchell focuses on the pastoral and occasional liturgies. Beginning with the celebration of the Daily Office, he goes on to discuss the seasonal liturgies beyond the Lent-Easter cycle, including Advent Lessons and Carols, Candlemas, and Rogation processions. The pastoral offices include baptism, marriage, the blessing of homes, reconciliation, ministry to the sick, and burial. Finally, Mitchell concludes with the services involving bishops, including celebrations of new ministries, consecrations of churches, and ordination rites. Like its two companion volumes, Howard E. Galley s The Ceremonies of the Eucharist and Mitchell s Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days, this new guide offers clear descriptions of ways of celebrating the rites as well as the theological and historical reasons behind them. The book is designed to be useful in churches of all sizes, small and large.qThis order may be celebrated with simplicity, or solemnly with cope, choir, and incense. As indicated above, its opening and closing are most suitably used with evensong. 5. Noonday Prayer and Compline These services are by their natureanbsp;...

Title:Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies
Author:Leonel L. Mitchell
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1998-01-01


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