I was just watching the video of a Eucharist at Trinity Wall Street, and the priest was using a kind of electronic sacramentary. It had an ornate silver frame and base and digital text of the rite against a black background. Every so often the acolyte would sneak her finger up the edge of the screen to move the text forward. Does anyone know what these are called? I'd love to find a picture of one.
Recently, I have been thinking about our brothers and sisters in the ACNA and why I feel so distraught that they are spreading their message in the name of Christ.
It is my opinion that those who follow and lead the ACNA are too focused on the human exterior. The look at a woman priest and only see "woman". They look at an LGBTQ parishioner and only see "LGBTQ". They seem incapable of the fundamental values that I believe all Christians should posses: accepting Jesus Christ as your lord and savior and live to spread and show the good news that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. No where in that belief does it matter who is spreading the good news and who is accepting Jesus Christ.
Help me to understand why ACNA churches claim "all are welcome" when they are really looking for one type of member. I pray for our brothers and sisters in the ACNA.
In the Prayers and Thanksgivings section of the BCP 1979 there are 70 prayers and 11 thanksgivings listed. If we knock out the ones that are prayers for fairly specific occasions (Prayers #24 For an Election, #67 Before Receiving Communion, or Thanksgiving #10 For the Gift of a Child, for example) we can knock it down to roughly 50-60 prayers and 8 or so thanksgivings that are really appropriate at any given time.
If I was interested in adding a prayer and/or thanksgiving or two at MP and EP every day, and wanted to get through the whole Prayers and Thanksgivings section (the relevant bits anyway) fairly regularly (say every 30 days, to correspond with the 30 day psalm cycle), does anyone have a suggestion for the best way to do this? Given that they are arranged thematically, I don't like the idea of beginning with prayer #1 and going straight through to the end.
As I continue to make little tweaks to the subreddit to improve the experience for all, I've added some user flair, for those of you who like that kind of thing. Currently there are 4 options Clergy, Cradle (Someone born into the Church), Convert (someone who came to the church from elsewhere), and Seeker (those trying to figure out where they belong. I'm open to other (reasonable) suggestions.
I was wondering if anyone here could offer words of advice on the delicate matter of switching from one parish to another?
A bit of background: I’m fairly new to the Episcopal Church, having only been baptized last Easter. When I first decided to pursue conversion to the Anglican Communion, after a year of inquiry and study, I began attending Mass at the Cathedral Church of my diocese, reasoning that it was the largest congregation and offered the best options for getting acquainted with the church in my area at its source. I attended Catechesis courses there for six months before my baptism. The people are very friendly and the clergy are wonderful people, but, after all this time, I just don’t feel like it’s the best fit for me.
Lately (that is over the last two or three months), I’ve been attending Mass often at a smaller, neighboring parish, and really feel like it’s the right fit for me. However, I’ve been dividing my time and alternating between this parish and the Cathedral every Sunday.
I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or accidentally burn any bridges, especially because I am strongly considering a postulancy for the priesthood next year and will need to have a good working relationship with the powers that be in the diocese.
What is the best way to go about this? Can anyone offer words of wisdom or advice? I would be very grateful!