This course will examine the liturgical principles underlying the planning process for Episcopal Church worship, with specific emphasis on the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. This course will offer students a foundation for planning and leading worship services in the Episcopal Church. We will look at issues which influence the planning of any given service, such as the Church calendar and the liturgical space. We will look specifically at what to consider when planning and presiding at a baptism, at the Eucharist, at a marriage, and at a burial. We will also plan for special liturgies, such as those of Holy Week. This course would be beneficial to those who are wanting to know more about the liturgy of the Episcopal Church and will also offer a practical component for those who may be preparing for holy orders.
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Melissa M. Hartley is senior associate university chaplain at Sewanee, the University of the South. Hartley oversees all aspects pertaining to worship in All Saints’ Chapel and leads the Catechumenate (Christian formation process). Her soul is fed by spending time with her horse each day and going for trail rides on the weekends.
The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership’s (CALL) online courses are offered throughout the year and are designed so that you can participate at your own pace and at your own time.
Each course is 7 weeks, each week a separate lesson. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course. Students from across The Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning.
Courses are open to anyone, lay or ordained, of any denomination or none. All courses are subject to cancellation should the minimum registration limit not be met. Contact the CALL office via email with any questions at [email protected]