It strikes me as odd that in a church which is supposedly celebrating variety of ministries we appear to have no liturgy for recognising a lay ministry.


  1. Kelvin says

    Re: Odd

    I happened by because I was googling o­n the word “thurible”.  I'm a US Episcopalian, and I'm currently in the Inquiry process about becoming a vocational Deacon… which, as you know, is supposedly a lay ministry. 

    But I know what you mean… we do a commissioning sort of a thing every year for our vestry and teachers, but it's all ad hoc and out of various slightly suspect books of supplemental rites.  It would be niceto have an approved liturgy for blessing a Lay Eucharistic Minister, for example.

    If you don't mind, I'll be about again… feel free to look at my blog, http://www.livejournal.com/users/lirazel/.

    I'm 50, with a lot of younger friends due to interests in Japanese animation and science fiction and such… so please pardon us of some of the language is even more opaque than is commonly the case when people from the British Isles and Amurrrricans try to understand each other.

    Regards (how appropriate for viewing someone's blog!)

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