The worship of the Episcopal Church is set forth in the Book of Common Prayer 1979. However, the Prayer Book provides numerous options, which are further multiplied by additional liturgical books authorized the the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Moreover, the community’s worship is affected by the particular characteristics of that community and its members, as well as the space in which they worship. This customary explains the manner in which the St. Margaret’s community understands and implements the provisions of the Prayer Book and other authorized supplemental books.
Adapted from the Introduction to The Seabury Customary, compiled by Ruth Meyers, Professor of Liturgics, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, August 2007
The Rector or Priest-in-Charge shall have full authority and responsibility for the conduct of the worship and the spiritual jurisdiction of the Parish, subject to the Rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer, the Constitution and Canons of this Church, and the pastoral direction of the Bishop.
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