Associated Parishes of Liturgy and Mission

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Associated Parishes of Liturgy and Mission

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The Associated Parishes of Liturgy and Mission (APLM), originally called Associated Parishes, was formed in 1946 as "A fellowship of clergy and laity interested in advancing the principles of the Liturgical Movement in the life of the Episcopal Church.” The program was initially carried out by distributing printed publications useful in the parish church and by holding Liturgical Conferences throughout the nation.

Membership was by invitation only until 1963, when it became open to anyone. It was at this time that the name changed from Associated Parishes to Associated Parishes of Liturgy and Mission.

APLM members were instrumental in drafting and promoting the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, reestablishing the Eucharist’s primacy in worship and parish life, and championing Baptism as the foundation for Christian ministry. The organization continues to “develop and promote worship that shapes, defines, and empowers the church to live in the midst of the world as a sign, foretaste, and instrument of the promised and immanent reign of God.”

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