The Influence of Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
on the Anglican Communion - 50 Years Later
This webinar will be a first in a series made available to the membership of APLM. The lineup of webinars for the first half of 2014 will be posted on this website in December. We anticipate that most webinars will be preceded by an article or paper published in Open, our online journal.
Paul Bradshaw is a specialist in the early history of Christian liturgy and has taught at the University of Notre Dame since 1985. He has written or edited over twenty books and has contributed more than one hundred articles or essays. For eighteen years he was chief editor of the international journal, Studia Liturgica, and he is also a former President both of Societas Liturgica and of the North American Academy of Liturgy. His book, The Search for the Origins of Christian Liturgy, has become a standard textbook. It has gone through two editions (New York: Oxford University Press 1992, 2002), and has been translated into French, Italian, and Japanese, with Polish and Russian translations forthcoming.
John Baldovin, a long time friend of APLM, is Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at Boston College. His many publications include The Urban Character of Christian Worship; The Origins, Development and Meaning of Stational Liturgy (1987. Reprint 2002), Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation: Understanding the Mass (2003) and Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics (2008). He is co-editor of Liturgical Press's Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal (2011).
The latest issue of APLM's online journal has been posted. This edition focuses on the inculturation of liturgy, and the subversive power of that great symbol in baptism, water.
Open, Spring 2013
The Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission is an association of people in the The Episcopal Church in the United States, the Anglican Church of Canada, and sister churches who share a passion for liturgy that is well done, appropriate to the culture and context, and revelatory of God's lively mission in the world.
Members of APLM played a major role in drafting and promoting the Book of Common Prayer in ECUSA, and the Book of Alternative Services in Canada.
APLM played a major role in the reestablishment of the Eucharist’s primacy in worship and parish life amongst North American Anglicans
The organization has championed the centrality of baptism as the foundation for Christian ministry and has worked for the restoration of the Catechumenate within the life of the church
APLM has been a major advocate of the recovery of a distinctive deaconate in ordained ministry