Sunday Services:
9:00-10:30 AM
Howe Chapel  |  439 Coffman St  |  Longmont, CO

 

The readings were chosen from the Revised Common Lectionary by Bp. Gerry.

Link to Revised Common Lectionary:  http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu

The Revised Common Lectionary was first published in 1994 for Sundays and major feasts.  This was based on the lectionary of the Roman Rite, which revised that lectionary in 1969, adopting a three-year cycle of readings for Sundays and a two-year cycle for weekdays.  We call these years Year A, Year B and Year C.  The liturgical year, also known as the church year, consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in the church that determines when special feast days, including celebration of saints, are to be observed.

The Book of Common Prayer (or BCP) is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, “Anglican realignment” and other Anglican churches.  The original book, published in 1549 (Church of England), in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. Prayer books, unlike books of prayers, contain the words of structured (or liturgical) services of worship. The work of 1549 was the first prayer book to include the complete forms of service for daily and Sunday worship in English.  A Book of Common Prayer with local variations is used in churches inside and outside the Anglican Communion in over 50 different countries and in over 150 different languages.  At Epiphany we use the 1979 version of the BCP.

Link to The Book of Common Prayer – 1979 ed: http://www.justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/formatted_1979.htm