Public Worship and Liturgical Law

Norman Doe

in Canon Law in the Anglican Communion

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267829
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683381 | DOI:
Public Worship and Liturgical Law

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This chapter examines the relation between public worship and liturgical law in churches of the Anglican Communion. It suggests that the adoption of the Book of Common Prayer 1662 resulted in a consistency between churches and their laws on public worship and that the recommendations of the Lambeth Conference significantly influenced the actual laws in individual churches. The drafting and formulating of liturgical texts is the responsibility of the central church assemblies where the episcopate, clergy, and laity are all represented.

Keywords: Anglican Communion; public worship; liturgical law; Book of Common Prayer; Lambeth Conference; church laws

Chapter.  14223 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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