Dates: January 2, 2024 - January 6, 2024
2:00pm-6:00pm (PST) In-person only
Through worship we are drawn into the very life of God. Liturgy, that is, the “means by which worship is offered to God by the Church,” is a critical part of what it means to be an Anglican Christian. Through liturgical forms of prayer, Anglican Christians worship God in community and discover who they are at the deepest level—members of the Body of Christ who are gathered, renewed in their baptismal identity and purpose, and sent out to be salt, light and leaven for the sake of the world.
This course will orient students to the nature and purpose of liturgy and to the specific development of liturgy in the Anglican tradition. Students will learn the shape of core Anglican liturgies, become acquainted with the role that all the elements of liturgy play in the formation of Anglican worshippers, and will focus on the particular roles the Presider/Officiant and other ministers play in both Eucharistic and other liturgies. Finally, the course will explore the effect of context on the way leaders shape liturgies