What is Liturgy?
Liturgy is the Church’s corporate worship, its common prayer. Worship and prayer can happen wherever people are, at any time, and whether they are alone or with others.
But Liturgy is the structured and shared worship that Christians engage in when they are together – as Jesus said,
‘where two or three are gathered in my name.’
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The Calendar and Lectionary offers a three-year cycle of readings for Sundays and Holy Days, taken from the Revised Common Lectionary.
The Scottish Liturgy 1929 is for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and administration of Holy Communion, commonly called the Scottish Communion Office.
The Scottish Liturgy 1970 is authorised for permissive use, under Canon XXIII-8 on behalf of the College of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Scotland.
This Liturgy is printed with a minimum of instructions, out of a conviction that worship in a contemporary idiom must be adapted to suit particular times and places.
This version of the 1982 Scottish Liturgy includes Propers and the Revised Common Lectionary.
The following are offered by the College of Bishops as an interim measure, bearing in mind that the Faith & Order Board has instructed the Liturgy Committee to prepare a new Eucharistic Liturgy.
The liturgy for the ordination of bishops, priests and deacons.
The central core of the rites offered is the service in church. This follows the traditional structure of an office with psalmody, scripture reading and prayer.
This liturgy of Administration of Holy Communion is designed to serve situations in which a congregation is without the ministry of a priest to preside at the Eucharist, yet wishes Holy Communion to be at the centre of its act of worship on a Sunday or other major feast.
The Rite is intended for use within the Eucharist, following the gospel.
The Rite is intended for use at the Eucharist following the Gospel.
A Service of the Word has been authorised by the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church for experimental use until 2015.
This Order of Daily Prayer is designed to allow Scripture to stimulate and to express worship of the God of whom Scripture speaks.
The simple forms of morning and evening prayer given here are designed to encourage attentive prayer, either by groups or by individuals.
This book offers a revision of the 1948 services for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.
Gaelic version of the 1970 Scottish Liturgy.
Gaelic version of the 1982 Scottish Liturgy.
The Marriage Liturgy 2007 was approved at General Synod, May 2007.