United in Christ’s love, we are called to be His presence in
the World as we worship, serve others, study the faith, and proclaim the
St. Anne is a Liturgical Church
This means our worship
services follow a specific pattern or order. The Book of Common Prayer contains
several variations of the Episcopal liturgy. It contains readings and services
for special occasions such as weddings, certain times of the Christian year and
specific types of regular weekly services. The Book of Common Prayer is
consistent within each country, and sometimes shared among Episcopalians in
countries around the world.
We follow a Christian Calendar
so throughout the church year, the Episcopal worship service changes, based
on the Christian season we are celebrating. A service during
Lent will be different than one during the Advent season, for example.
Appropriate Bible readings make up the liturgy, based on the calendar.
Sunday worship services have a full liturgical worship
experience with songs, readings, recitations, prayers and a sermon. Even
so, the centerpiece of an Episcopal service is the Eucharist. Any baptized
Christian, Episcopal or not, may take part in the Eucharist.