These alterations to the liturgy of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer have been authorized by the bishop for blanket use in the diocese. No special permission is needed to incorporate these items in worship.

Morning Prayer

The entirety of Psalm 95 may be substituted for the Venite in the service of Morning Prayer.

Use of the Athanasian Creed, from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, is permitted in the service of Morning Prayer on these days: Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Whitsunday, and Trinity Sunday. This creed should replace the Apostles’ Creed or Nicene Creed. The “damnatory clauses” shall be omitted.

Holy Communion

In the prayer for the whole state of Christ’s Church in the service of Holy Communion, the first line of page 75 (“grant them continual growth in thy love and service, and to”) may be omitted. This is permitted under UEC Canon 23, Sec. 6.

Additional Reading

Reading a selection from the Articles of Religion is authorized for occasional or habitual use in Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Holy Communion. The selection should be read after the Psalm and before the other lessons. The reading may be introduced with, “A reading from the Articles of Religion,” and concluded with, “Here endeth the reading.”

Burial of the Dead

The Burial of the Dead from the 1892 Book of Common Prayer may be substituted for the order found in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. This is permitted under UEC Canon 23, Sec. 6.

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