Friday, January 21, 2011

FORT WORTH: Diocese explores means of reconciliation, renewal

From ENS-

What is reconciliation? What is the difference between "worship" and "liturgy?" Is liturgy something the clergy "do" and present to the laity? What elements might be included in a liturgy of reconciliation?

All these questions were explored at a "Chili and Liturgy Workshop" on Saturday, Jan. 15 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Fort Worth. The workshop is part of a diocesan-wide process of developing a Liturgy for Reconciliation for use when all the parishes of the diocese are reunited, said the Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, provisional bishop of Fort Worth.

"In The Episcopal Church it is often said that if you want to know what we believe, look at how and what we pray," said Bishop Ohl. "This liturgy we're talking about here today is part of our ongoing work on reconciliation and renewal."

The former bishop and much of the diocesan leadership left the Episcopal Church in Nov. 2008 although they have continued to call themselves "the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth" and have sought to retain possession of Episcopal Church property. Litigation in this matter is ongoing in state and federal courts.

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