Standing Liturgical Commission. Records

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Standing Liturgical Commission. Records


  • 1967-1976 (Creation)


1 cu.ft. (1 box)

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At the 1967 General Convention, a Plan for Prayer Book Revision was outlined by the Standing Liturgical Commission. At the 1970 General Convention the revisions were accepted for trial use. Elmer Beamer, a layperson who served on the Panel of Readers and Correspondents, compiled the records for the revisions. Beamer was nominated to the same panel for the 1973 General Convention, where a plan for implementing revisions and a report on trial use was presented. After 1974, the committee restructured its work for the purposes of moving forward with publication.

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The records of the Standing Liturgical Commission (SLC) comprise papers pertaining to the revision of the Book of Common Prayer for the General Convention of 1970, following the Plan for Prayer Book Revision outlined by the Standing Liturgical Commission of the General Convention of 1967. These papers were compiled by Elmer Beamer, a lay person who served on the Panel of Readers and Correspondents, which was a subcommittee of the SLC. Included are files pertaining to the creation of common vernacular materials and the drafting committees, as well as a small amount of correspondence.


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Standing Liturgical Commission, Office of the Coordinator for Prayer Book Revision, Records, 1917-1979

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