This year at Holy Cross, we will try some new things. We have focused on the Bible in my sermons and Bible study classes for the last few years. We completed The Path Bible study and did a few other studies on Exodus, Romans, Revelation, 1 and 2 Samuel, Job, and others.
2023 will be the Year of the Prayerbook at Holy Cross, beginning with a study of the Book of Common Prayer starting on January 25 following Evening Prayer, or around 6:30 if you can’t make Evening Prayer at 6:00.
This study will begin with a general introduction to the prayerbook, its history, and its theology. We’ll then focus on the collects of the prayerbook, their meanings, history, theology, and scriptural bases. If you’ve ever been curious about why we do a particular thing in church or how these prayers or our liturgies came to be, then I encourage you to join us for this study.