Resolution Number: 1985-A094
Title: On the Topic of Adding Charles Stuart to the Church Calendar
Legislative Action Taken: Rejected
Final Text:

Resolution died with adjournment. See Legislative History for original text of resolution.

Legislative History

Author: The Standing Liturgical Commission
Originating House: House of Bishops
Originating Committee: Committee on Prayer Book

House of Bishops

Original Text of Resolution:

(A094)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the Calendar of the Church Year (Book of Common Prayer) be revised by the addition of a commemoration, as follows:

January 30--Charles Stuart, King of England and Scotland, 1649; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention authorize, for trial use, for a period of three years, the commemoration of Charles Stuart on January 30, with the following Proper:

Collect

I. O sovereign God, who didst grace thy servant Charles Stuart with nobility and fortitude, so that he was content to forfeit his throne, and life itself, for the cause of apostolic order in the Church: Bestow on us, we beseech thee, the like grace, that we, being steadfast in all adversity, may persevere unto the end, and attain with him the crown of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ the faithful witness, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

II. O sovereign God, who graced your servant Charles Stuart with nobility and fortitude, so that he was content to forfeit his throne, and life itself, for the cause of apostolic order in the Church: Bestow on us, we pray, the like grace, that we, being steadfast in all adversity, may persevere to the end, and attain with him the crown of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ the faithful witness, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm: 143:1-9 or 124

Lessons: 1 Timothy 6:12-16; Matthew 10:34-39

Preface of Baptism

Seconded by Bishop Welles.

The Bishop of Newark moved to table.

Seconded by Bishop Gross.

Motion carried

Resolution tabled

Resolution died with adjournment.

Report Reference:   Standing Liturgical Commission, Reports to the 68th General Convention, 1985, pp. 150-164.
Abstract:   The 68th General Convention rejects the resolution adding (King) Charles (I) Stuart to the Church Calendar.