Occurred between days 30 and 31 May, at the premises of the General Secretariat of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (IEAB) in São Paulo, the meeting of the National Comission of Liturgy to follow up the reconfiguration of the Book of Common Prayer (LOC) and the Episcopal Hymnal (HE).
The Church of Brazil uses since 1984, the LOC in its “Short and Updated Form with the Liturgical Psalms” and the 1st edition of HE from 1962. Since then, the IEAB has released reprints of this two books of liturgy.
Taking into consideration the pastoral and theological demands that have been discussed and requested to the Synod, the Bishop Primate Dom Mauricio Andrade (President of the Liturgical Commission) convened the Committee to analyze and review the liturgical proposals and present them, systematized as a new edition of Book of Common Prayer and the Episcopal Hymnal for 2013. Currently the Liturgical Commission (elected at the Synod of 2010) is composed of: Rev. Flavio Irala (Anglican Diocese of Curitiba), Mrs. Cristina Martins de Carvalho (South Western Diocese), Reverend Marinez Bassotto (Southern Diocese) and Reverend Arthur Cavalcante (General Secretary / Anglican Diocese of São Paulo).
During the two days of meetings, the Commission participated in several moments of video conferences with Reverend Dessordi Peres (Custodian of the LOC-member ex-officio of the Commission / Southern Diocese) and the Most Reverend Bishop Orlando Santos de Oliveira (Southern Diocese). The singer / songwriter Xico Esvael (Anglican Diocese of São Paulo) was present as guest of the Commission.
From this meeting were given the following referrals:
Attended the meeting Mr. Eduardo Proença, from Fonte Editorial, a company that is responsible for scanning, typesetting and printing of the LOC. The Anglican Bookstore will be ahead of the market and in partnership with Fonte, intend to distribute in other bookstores, reaching beyond the Anglican public.
The next meeting of the National Liturgy is scheduled to take place between November 13-14 in São Paulo and expects to meet its mission until the next Synod in June 2013.