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Pastoral Letter on Holy Eucharist: July 2023

Liturgical Resources from The Episcopal Church

Resources for Common Prayer
A page offering liturgical resources authorized by The Episcopal Church, answers to FAQs about liturgical resources, and liturgy-related links.

Spanish, French Prayer Book translations
New, certified Spanish and French translations of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer are available online. The new translations were called for by the 2018 General Convention through and were prepared under the supervision of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM).

Existing Liturgies
Online links to available liturgical resources authorized and/or published by The Episcopal Church … including Inclusive Marriage Rites approved for trial use.

Liturgical Resources from the Diocese of Los Angeles

Blue Christmas:

A Blue Christmas service is specifically designed to provide comfort and support to those who may be experiencing grief, loss, or sadness during what is traditionally a festive and joyful time of year– acknowledging and addressing these feelings by creating a space for reflection, healing, and remembrance:

Prayers for Peace in a Time of War

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The 2021 meeting of Diocesan Convention adopted a resolution establishing Juneteenth as a diocesan observance beginning June 19, 2022. The resolution also directs the Los Angeles deputation to General Convention to begin working toward inclusion of the holiday in Lesser Feasts and Fasts. More about the 2023 diocesan celebration is here.

LGBTQ+ Pride
The following resources are offered to enhance worship to and with the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month (June) and throughout the year:

 Season of Creation

It has become regular practice in many places throughout the Anglican Communion to celebrate a “Season of Creation” in the fall each year, usually including a church’s celebration of St. Francis. With Bishop Taylor’s permission, here is a set of resources curated by the Creation Care Leadership Circle of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and authorized for use by several bishops in the Episcopal Church. There are many such sets of resources, including from the Church of England and the Anglican Church of South Africa. We offer these authorized resources with encouragement to delve deeply into a liturgical season that centers “this fragile earth, our island home.”

Independence Day

An Independence Day Service of Lessons & Carols, offered by the Very Reverend Kay Sylvester, St. Paul’s, Tustin.

Bishops United Against Gun Violence

These liturgical resources will help you pray to remember, pray to lament, pray to mourn, and pray for peace.

Commemoration of the Ordination of the Philadelphia 11

Celebrating the The Episcopal Church will mark the forty-ninth anniversary of the stained-glass ceiling shattering ordinations of the Philadelphia Eleven — the first women ordained to the priesthood — on July 29, 2023. In preparation for that anniversary, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is offering resources for liturgical commemorations of that historic moment in our church and in celebration of those who helped us take that step closer to becoming Beloved Community. Los Angeles will be joining others around the church in marking this 49th anniversary with local commemorations in preparation for the 50th anniversary in 2024 and a movement to officially add the Philadelphia Eleven to the Episcopal Church’s Liturgical Calendar. A description of the commemoration along with suggested prayers and lessons is available in English and Spanish.


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