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June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Trinity Sunday | Rite II
Along with hearing and responding to to the Word of God, praying for the needs of the world, and sharing Holy Communion, this service will be an opportunity to hear the words of the Rev. Laurie Brock, rector of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Lexington, Kentucky, our preacher today. She is speaking on expansive language liturgies, which are being introduced at the cathedral on a trail basis beginning with this Trinity Sunday.
As Episcopalians, we value the strength of our liturgical tradition. We also value the thoughtfulness with which that tradition has been forged, knowing that words, patterns, and gestures of worship form how we relate to God and to one another. From time to time, that thoughtfulness demands that we think critically about our liturgies and discern how they might respond to the ever-renewing work of the Spirit.
The Episcopal Church is currently wrestling with the almost exclusive use of masculine nouns, pronouns, and images in describing or speaking to God in The Book of Common Prayer and asking how we might expand our understanding of God, whose image is only complete in the full spectrum of female and male (Genesis 1:27). As the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music considers revisions to the BCP rites, General Convention has approved trial use of the familiar Rite II Eucharist adapted to include more expansive language about God.
The Rev. Laurie Brock has been instrumental in the revision and her words today lay an important foundation as we seek the Spirit’s call to life as a beloved community, rejoicing in the vast richness of the God in whose image we are created.
Read more about expansive language.
Service length: About 75 minutes. Service includes a healing station.
Note: Incense is being used during this worship service.