Episcopal Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The eucharistic liturgy, refined by twenty centuries of usage, has two distinct parts which form a unity. The first consists of gathering, listening, and responding to God's written Word. The second is making Eucharist or thanksgiving. This involves receiving bread and wine, praying over these gifts, thanking the Father for the work of Jesus, and receiving back the consecrated elements of bread and wine.

Participation by the community of the baptized at the eucharistic celebration is...


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