Saturday, 23 July 2005

final amendments to ordinal

As this information is not yet available online elsewhere, the textual amendments contained in GS 1535C are reproduced below the fold.

UPDATE (26 July 2005)
This paper (which includes an explanation of the bishops’ actions) is now available on the CofE website.

SCHEDULE A

AMENDMENT TO GS 1535B MADE BY GENERAL SYNOD

On page 2, line 3; page 24, line 23; and page 48, line 20 leave out the words “An authorised form of confession” and insert the words “One of the two forms of confession on page 169 of Common Worship: Service and Prayers for the Church of England”.

SCHEDULE B

AMENDMENTS TO GS 1535B MADE BY THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS

1. Prayers of Penitence (all three rites): page 2, line 3; page 24, line 23; and page 48, line 20: leave out words “may be used” and insert the words “are normally used”.

2. The Litany: page 9 (Deacons) and page 32 (Priests, also called Presbyters):

after line 34, insert:

For the unity of the Church,
that we may be one in Christ, according to his will,
let us pray to the Lord.
All Lord, have mercy.

3. The Giving of the Bible

(a) (Deacons): page 12: leave out lines 27-31 and insert:

Bishop Receive this Book,
as a sign of the authority given you this day
to speak God’s word to his people.
Build them up in his truth
and serve them in his name.

(b) (Priests, also called Presbyters): page 36: leave out lines 8-12 and insert:

Bishop Receive this Book,
as a sign of the authority which God has given you this day
to preach the gospel of Christ
and to minister his Holy Sacraments.

(c) (Bishop): page 62: leave out lines 8-13 and insert:

Archbishop Receive this Book,
as a sign of the authority given you this day
to build up Christ’s Church in truth.
Here are words of eternal life.
Take them for your guide,
and declare them to the world.

4. Introduction (Bishop): page 48, lines 14-16

leave out ‘With their fellow bishops… sign of the universal Church’ and insert:

Obedient to the call of Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, they are to gather God’s people and celebrate with them the sacraments of the new covenant. Thus formed into a single communion of faith and love, the Church in each place and time is united with the Church in every place and time.

5. Note 15 (Vesture) (all three rites): page 19, line 37; page 44, line 6; page 70, line 19:

Leave out the words: ‘and the Peace’.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Saturday, 23 July 2005 at 2:13pm BST
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