Two colloquia will be held in the coming months, the first under the theme: Stirred up to Godliness
the Daily Office in Anglicanism
This will be in Dallas in partnership with the Church of the Holy Cross on January 20th, kindly hosted by the congregation and Rector, the Revd Fr George Willcox Brown. Beginning at 10 a.m. it will feature presentations and discussions exploring several dimensions from the historical to the practical and will conclude with Choral Evensong at 4.30 pm. The cost (including the luncheon) will be $15 (or $10 for students and seniors) per person and those wishing to attend are asked to register beforehand by writing to email@example.com.
The Bishop of Dallas,The Rt. Revd. Dr George Sumner will be joining the proceedings for the luncheon and his predecessor Bishop James Stanton will be speaking on the central place of Holy Scripture in the Daily Office.
The Prayer Book Society President, the Revd. Fr. Gavin Dunbar will explore the Office from an historical perspective through the history of Anglicanism up to Prayer Books of the 20th Century in North America (including that of 1928 in the USA and 1962 in Canada).
The Revd Fr Matthew Olver, Teaching Fellow in Liturgics at Nashotah House Theological Seminary will be looking at the future of the Daily Office in the light of the proposed revision process being launched within The Episcopal Church.
Additional speakers will include Dr Roberta Bayer, Editor of The Anglican Way, Dean William McKeachie of St Andrew’s Fort Worth and Fr. Jeremy Bergstrom Director of Vocations in Dallas as well as PBS Board member Mr. WIlliam Murchison. Questions to be explored include: What is the future of liturgical worship as Anglicans know it ? How do we sustain and enhance the tradition ? How do we reach out and give it a “missional focus” ? What can be done to reach out to young professionals ?What help can be given in forming seminarians in the Anglican liturgical tradition?
Recent developments in the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of North America will also be explored and there will be a presentation on Music and Daily Prayer.
The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, the Society’s International Advisor and sometime Dean of All Saint’s Cairo, Egypt. will preach during the closing Evensong
For further details and registration, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Colloquium
will be held on the theme of Marriage and will take place at All Saints’ Wynnewood at 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday 28th and 10 a.m. on the morning of 29th October.
The Friday evening speaker will be
Dr. Roberta Bayer,
of Patrick Henry College and Editor of Anglican Way, the journal of the PBS USA.
On Saturday morning the speaker will be
Dr. Anthony Esolen
of Providence College and Editor of Touchstone Magazine