D062 (Affirm Flexibility of Idiom for Authorized Liturgies)

House of Bishops Message #43

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution D062 (Affirm Flexibility of Idiom for Authorized Liturgies). The house acted to:

Refer to an Interim Body

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That the 80th General Convention authorize that in any gathering for worship of a congregation or worshiping body within this Church, any of the liturgies or elements of liturgies published in a Rite One idiom may be conformed to the contemporary idiom for inclusion in the context of a Rite Two service; and be it further

Resolved, that this authorization expands the existing provision in The Book of Common Prayer which allows Rite Two material to be conformed to Rite One idiom, in order to allow for the broad use and interchangeability of all liturgical texts provided in The Book of Common Prayer; and be it further;

Resolved, that this authorization applies to services in any language into which the Book of Common Prayer has been translated for the use by this Church.