Here in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, we’re at Alert Level 4 and the Anglican Diocese of Western Newfoundland has suspended in-person worship for a time.
While we’re experiencing this hiatus, we’re going to share excerpts from our recent book Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship (Cascade Books, 2019), hoping that worshipers in the Anglican Church of Canada as well as Episcopalians will find “a window into the transformative experience of shared liturgy in all its particularity, difficulty, and beauty,” as Sara Miles wrote in an endorsement.
Today, Joe reads an excerpt from the Foreword, by Stanley Hauerwas.
You can listen here.
We leave you with the Collect for The Epiphany (from the Book of Common Prayer, page 214):
O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face: through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
For more about Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship, go to https://wipfandstock.com/9781532654220/common-prayer/