Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2000-A069
Title: Authorize Additions to Supplemental Liturgical Materials
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention authorize the following supplemental liturgical materials for Ministry with the Sick and Dying, and Burial of a Child (Blue Book, pp. 246-289) for use during the next triennium; such use always under the direction of the diocesan bishop or ecclesiastical authority; and be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music be directed to publish these materials under separate cover, bearing the title Enriching Our Worship II: Ministry with the Sick and Dying and Burial of a Child; and be it further

Resolved, That the authorization by the 72nd General Convention of Enriching our Worship: Supplemental Liturgical Materials be continued for the next triennium; and that future editions of these texts be retitled Enriching our Worship I: The Daily Office, Great Litany and Eucharist.

Changes in the supplemental material in the Blue Book pp. 246-289:

p. 246In title change "and" to "or," to read Ministry with Sick or Dying.
p. 251

4 lines from the bottom the line should be in italics.

8 lines from the bottom add "with these or similar words" after the words "the leader continues".

p. 255Continue last sentence with words "which is especially appropriate when Communion has been received in one kind."
p. 259Add the word "we" to the ninth line from the top between "where" and "may".
pp. 263, 275, and 282

Reverse the order of the prayers that begin "God of infinite mercy" and "faithful God".

In prayer that begins "God of infinite mercy," in all three, change lines 2 and 3 to read: "we thank you for Jesus our Savior, our true mother who feeds us and gives us eternal life".
pp. 264 and 277
In Prayer for Release:
  • In both change "following rock" to "solid rock".
  • In both omit the words "by your strong arm".
p. 270Replace prayer "in loss of memory" with the following: "Holy God, you have known me from my mother's womb, and have been with me throughout my life. Protect me and keep me safe through all the changes that may come. Since I am sealed as Christ's own, help me to trust that who I am will never be lost to you. Amen."
p. 271In prayers entitled, "After the loss of a pregnancy":
  • Reverse the order of the two prayers (Rachel Prayer first).
  • In "Holy God" prayer change "confess" to "lament" and "shame" to "distress".
  • Between prayers in new order put "or this when appropriate".
  • In "Rachel" prayer change "my" to "my/our" in lines 1 and 2.
  • Change "me" to "me/us" in line 2.
p. 279

In prayer at top of page delete the second sentence that begins "we know".

In Form I Litany replace work "companion" with "surround".

p. 289In second prayer for child dead by suicide, in third line change "we intend" to "you intend".
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 660f.