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House of Deputies) concurring: That the following change be made in the arrangement of the Book of Common Prayer, and that the proposed alteration be made known to the several Dioceses in order that it may be adopted by the next General Convention in accordance with the provisions of Article X of the Constitution.*
(1) Transfer: a. The PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS to fol
low EVENING PRAYER.
d. THE COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS to
follow THE HOLY COMMUNION. 6. The PENITENTIAL OFFICE to a place at the
end of the OCCASIONAL OFFICES.
* The resolution is printed once for the sake of brevity, but is understood to be repeated before each item.
(2) Distribute the constituent parts of the Service
for THANKSGIVING DAY as follows:
immediately after the Sentences of Scrip
Prayer, and indent Thanksgiving Day. b. Transfer the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel to
a place among The COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS, as specified later in this Report, and prefix to them the title,
Thanksgiving Day. c. Transfer the Anthem to be used instead of
the Venite, with its rubric, to precede the
Collect, Epistle, and Gospel. d. Strike out the second rubric on page 320,
“The First Lesson shall be," etc., and insert the Lessons in the TABLE OF PROPER LESSONS FOR HOLY-DAYS, immediately
after All Saints. e. Transfer the Thanksgiving Prayer to
THANKSGIVINGS, and insert it as the first of the Thanksgivings, omitting the rubric which precedes it, and prefixing this title, A THANKSGIVING TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH AND ALL THE OTHER BLESSINGS OF HIS MERCIFUL PROVIDENCE.
(3) Amend directions entitled CONCERNING THE
SERVICE OF THE CHURCH, page vii, so as to read as follows: The Order for the Celebration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion, the Order for Morning Prayer, the Order for Evening Prayer, and the Litany, as set forth in this Book, are the regular Services appointed for Public Worship in this Church, and shall be used accordingly; Provided, that in addition to these Services the Minister, in his discretion, subject to the direction of the Ordinary, may use other devotions taken from this Book or from any Book set forth by the authority of this Church or from Holy Scripture; and Provided further, that, subject to the direction of the Ordinary, in Mission Churches or Chapels, and when expressly authorized by the Ordinary in Cathedral or Parish Churches or other places, such other devotions as aforesaid may be used when the edification of the Congregation so requires in place of the Order for Morning Prayer or the Order for Evening Prayer.
The Litany may be used either in place of the Prayers that follow the Collect for Grace in the Order for Morning Prayer, or in place of the Prayers that follow the Collect for Aid against Perils in Evening Prayer, or immediately before the Service for Holy Communion, or it may be used in a separate Service.