Music & Liturgy
THOUGHT Provide a contextual and practical frame (or reason) for the work of liturgy and music for our diocese, emphasizing the unique culture and features of our diocese.
WORD Describe how the work of this group will deepen, strengthen, and renew our capacity to live into Jesus’ commandments, while remaining in accordance with the Canons and Constitution of The Episcopal Church.
DEED Provide resources, methods, and approaches our faith communities can use to enrich our worship, our prayer, and our encounters with the sacred.
Develop experimental liturgies for the diocese to experience and provide feedback on.
“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a
joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”
- The Episcopal Church’s Revised Common Lectionary – a three-year cyclical calendar of readings from Scripture appointed to be read during worship.
- Music Makes Community – a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate communities’ spiritual life through singing.
- Liturgical Resources from The Episcopal Church: Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2022, Book of Occasional Services revised 2022, Great Cloud Of Witnesses
- Daily Office Websites and Apps: Daily Office by the Mission of St. Clare (website, iOS and Andriod app) Vinite, Daily Office App, and Forward Day by Day app.
Making Community with Music
Written by the Rev. Maria McDowell The moment liturgy ended, a new Episcopalian burst...
“Liturgical Colors” help signify our place in the Church Year:
WHITE, the color of Jesus’ burial garments, for Christmas, Easter, and other ‘feasts’ or festival days, as well as marriages and funerals.
PURPLE/VIOLET for Advent (or ROYAL BLUE) & Lent (or UNBLEACHED LINEN).
RED is used in Holy Week, the Day of Pentecost, and at ordinations.
GREEN is used during Epiphany and the ‘Ordinary Time’ after Pentecost.
ROSE/PINK is used on the Third Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Lent, as a sign of anticipated joy.
The Rev. Maria McDowell, Chair
St. Phillip the Deacon, Portland
The Rev. Andria Skornik
All Saints, Portland
The Rev. Birch Rambo
Church of the Resurrection, Eugene
The Rev. Raggs Ragan
St. Aidan, Portland