In my last pastorate, I remember getting a steady stream of older Episcopalians who saw in our liturgical practice aÂ reflectionÂ from an earlier age: a variation on choral Morning Prayer with sermon. Something Latitudinarian in an age when Episcopalians have decamped to low-church Evangelicalism, or more often, a variety of post-Vatican II Anglican Catholicism with nothing but the Eucharist for, well, just about everything. (You may luck into Compline.)
TheÂ particularÂ piety of Morning Prayer — and its centuries of use — have been driven into a second place, and in some areas obscurity. I won’t argue that choice among Episcopalians. Â But Morning PrayerÂ Â worth preserving among Christian Unitarians and Universalists, for whom it has also been customarily and widely used for worship under a variety of names.
But resources about how to conduct it well are few.
Cue this blog post, which in the bumpy world of Episcopalian liturgics has been plainly useful and venom-free. It’s more than a year old, but still getting comment.