A New Direction in a Long Tradition
It is with great excitement that we launch Open as an online journal. This initiative marks both the continuation of a long tradition and the beginning of a new direction for our periodical. For many years, as the topical journal of Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, Open has made a significant contribution to the work of liturgical renewal in the North American church. It will continue to do so by publishing articles, book reviews and reports from leading practitioners, scholars and students concerned with the dynamic between sacramental worship and ethical mission, particularly within the Anglican Communion.
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- The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in
This document was generated by a working group at the 2006 APLM Council meeting at DaySpring Conference Center in Ellenton, Florida for the purposes of reflection and discussion in the wider church.
- On the Road to Everywhere
In the study of “liturgy” we are often led deeply into the details of effective ritual for the celebration of Christian sacraments.
- THE BAPTISMAL COMMUNITY AND FORMATION AS EPISCOPALIANS:
“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church.
- Making Disciples the Way Jesus Did
What can be learned about the ministry of ‘making disciples’ from the way Jesus did it?
- A Coat of Many Colors
Behold, I am doing a new thing…before it springs up, I tell you of it. It was a joy to see in the Blue Book for General Convention proposed liturgies for church planting offered in side-by-side English and Spanish versions.
- Direct Ordination Blocked in House of Bishops
A year ago the Standing Commission on Ministry Development took a vote to decide among direct ordination, sequential ordination, or local option, as part of the package of new Title III canons on ministry.
- Observations after a survey of parish bulletins
A Danny Shanahan cartoon, published in the June 27, 1994, issue of the New Yorker, depicts a disheveled fi gure walking down a busy, urban street.
- Holy Baptism: A Rite for the Reconstituting of Sacred Community
The church is darkened and the congregation hushed, as if holding a collective breath. A lone voice begins to sing.
- The revaluing of the diaconate for the renewal of the church
Catholic tradition has developed a leadership structure consisting of three orders, deacon, priest, and bishop, each serving the baptized and enabling their ministry in the world.
- Preaching Faith in an Urban World
Believing Urbanization can be of God Aristotle is quoted as saying: “Men came together in cities to live, but remained there to live the good life” 1.