Monday, May 16, 2011

Press Release on SCLM Blessings Project: Online Archives Launched

The Episcopal Church
Office of Public Affairs

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music provides important resources, materials online Resolution C056, "Liturgies for Blessings"

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has posted important materials and resources online, offering easy access and free downloading for a myriad of references, resolutions, prayers, etc, on Resolution C056, "Liturgies for Blessings."

Digital ArchivesMaterials, resolutions and transcripts are easily and readily available through the SCLM Digital Archives

General Convention 2009 (GC09) Resolution C056, "Liturgies for Blessings," called for the SCLM to gather and develop theological and liturgical resources for the blessing of same gender relationships. As a result, an online resource area was developed, in partnership with the Archives of the Episcopal Church.

The materials are presented in the four categories:
Diocesan Resources;
Liturgy and Worship;
Church-Wide Resources; and
Work of the Commission.

Additionally, the resources prepared as a result of the Church-Wide Consultation in March in Atlanta are available in English and in Spanish. According to the website:
This SCLM Digital Archive at The Archives of the Episcopal Church is meant to
serve as an information resource to the House of Bishops, provinces, dioceses,
congregations, church members and any interested members of the general public.
These resources include collected liturgies, official statements of the Church,
work of the Commission and more. These resources are for educational purposes
only. The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses
and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member
province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Episcopal Church Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music


Jeffri Harre said...

Not much really new here in terms of resources. Big splash for not a lot.


The important thing about this is it's the beginning of what will be increasingly populated searchable archives that will give folks access to a whole variety of resources and background materials over-and-above whatever gets commended out by the SCLM for approval in Indianapolis.

Christian Paolino said...

Our submissions have not made it to the archive yet so I hope/expect this will continue to grow.