Episcopal 101

Wednesday evenings – April 17, 24, and May 1

5:30 – 7:00 dinner will be provided

All are welcome to join us in the undercroft for an exploration of the unique Episcopal expression of the Christian faith. Biblical scholar and member of St. John’s, The    Reverend Dr. Neil Elliott will present:
Week I. Where We’ve Come from: the Legacy of  Being the Nation’s Church. The Church of England took on distinctive shape as the result of the seismic decisions of King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, but in the United States there is no “established church.” How has the Episcopal Church learned to live without the perquisites of privilege and power that establishment provides?
Week II. The Shape of Our Worship. Our Book of Common Prayer owes a lot not just to Thomas Cranmer, but also to Lutheranism. We’ll look at how the current Prayer Book still shows the traces of the sixteenth century – the Reformation and the royal court – but also reflects significant social changes in the 1960s and 1970s.
Week III. The Anglican Bible. We don’t read a specific Bible, and we don’t have specific beliefs about how the Bible should be read – so what, if anything, is distinctively “Anglican” about the way we read it?
For more information or to RSVP contact The Reverend Phil Rose 952-212-9890 or [email protected].

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