A common liturgy and texts for prayer have been an historical hallmark of Anglicanism through the centuries throughout the world. Based in Holy Scripture, common prayer is the foundation that allows for variations of worship formality and style while maintaining the substance of Christ-centered worship. Anglican liturgy is a balance between Word and sacrament. Current efforts to review common prayer within the ACNA seek to restore the liturgy to the ancient form combined with the Anglican traditions of the Reformation in language edifying to the 21st century congregation. The Archbishop’s instruction to the Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force was the production of rites that were “so faithful and attractive that the Church would want to use them.”
Click here for more information about the Task Force and the texts for Common Prayer.