C014 (On Addressing the Anti-Semitic Impact of Lectionary Readings for Holy Week)
House of Bishops Message #29
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution C014 (On Addressing the Anti-Semitic Impact of Lectionary Readings for Holy Week). The house acted to:
Take No Further Action
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,
That the 80th General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to recommend revisions to the Church’s appointed Lectionary readings for Holy Week to remedy passages that use language that has been interpreted as anti-Semitic while maintaining the meaning and intent of the original Greek texts, and that the Episcopal Church advocate that other denominations using the Revised Common Lectionary consider the same changes.