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Common Worship: Ordination Services (paperback)

Study Edition

Common Worship: Ordination Services (paperback)

Study Edition

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Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715121313
Published: 18/06/2007

This special hybrid volume provides the ordination liturgies of the Church of England from both The Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship, alongside a study guide for these services.

It is intended to facilitate study of the texts by all who are interested in what the Church of England teaches about ordination, and especially by those who are themselves preparing to be ordained. It also serves as a resource for ecumenical dialogue about ministry in the Church.

The first part presents the authorised ordination services, annotated with references to Scripture and to the Canons of the Church of England. The second part explains the thinking behind the services and offers a practical guide to planning ordinations.

It includes:

 

  • Introduction by the House of Bishops
  • The Common Worship Ordination Services (for Deacons, Priests and Bishops)
  • The Ordinal (1662)
  • A brief history of ordination rites
  • A commentary by the Liturgical Commission
  • Celebrating ordinations - a practical guide

Church of England

The Church of England uses two complementary sets of services authorised by the Church of England's canon law - Common Worship and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Common Worship (2000-2008) employs a more modern turn of phrase than the Book of Common Prayer, with vibrant images that seek to connect the biblical tradition with people's own experiences. It provides a common structure for Church of England services, but with a large variety of prayers, readings and resources that allow churches to tailor their services to their own setting.