Like most Episcopal churches, our worship comes from the Book of Common Prayer and alternates between the celebration of the Eucharist (Communion) on the first and third Sundays and Morning Prayer on the second and fourth. Unlike many other Episcopal churches, our Eucharist/Communion celebration is done in a traditional Eastward-facing style, which means that many of the prayers are addressed toward the cross above the altar. As a result, the priest and people all face in the same direction, offering their prayers together toward the principal symbol of our faith. Psalms and Communion prayers are sung by the choir and the priest, with the congregation joining in to sing the Lord’s Prayer. If you have never experienced a “high church” liturgy, you may be surprised by the beauty and simplicity of the service.
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