Check out the resources below to assist in daily prayer or corporate worship:
- Daily Prayer (by Forward Movement)
- The Book of Common Prayer (Spanish version available here)
- Revised Common Lectionary
- Book of Occasional Services (Spanish version available here)
- Lesser Feasts and Fasts
- Great Cloud of Witnesses
See the resources below to prepare for the Bishop's visit to your congregation:
- 2023 Bishop's Visitation Schedule
- Please view Bishop Richards' update on Visitation Customary
- Pre-Visitation Questionnaire
Please see our Bishop Richards' update on Guidelines for Youth Confirmation
Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
Confirmation liturgies are often a part of Episcopal Visitations. The laying on of hands is used for reception and reaffirmation, as well as confirmation. Since the canons require that all persons come “under the hands” of the bishop, persons who are received are, for canonical purposes, understood to be confirmed.
In the sacramental rite of Confirmation, baptized persons are “confirmed” in the Christian faith with the laying on of hands by the bishop. Many people choose to be confirmed as a way of affirming their baptisms and of ritually acknowledging a deeper, more mature faith commitment.
Those who have been confirmed in other denominations by a bishop in the historic succession (Roman Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or Eastern Orthodox) may be received into the Episcopal Church by the bishop. Many people choose to be Received as a way of affirming their baptisms; of acceding a stronger affinity with the spirituality, ethos, practice, and sensibility of the Episcopal Church; and of ritually acknowledging a deeper, more mature faith commitment.
Those who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church (or any member church in the Anglican Communion) and wish to recommit themselves to the Christian life of faith may choose to reaffirm their baptismal covenant with the bishop.
For more information and details, please see our Guidelines for Youth Confirmation.
Cycles of Prayer
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer Calendar (2022 - 2023)
You can find The Anglican Cycle of Prayer here.
Licensed Ministries Request Form
Please see the licensed ministries request form: Licensed Ministries Request Form