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When I respond, or seek responses, I think of the Internet Republic and the people [[whump]] and the places who have made our water world Eden brave and free and fair. Permitted, required, and impossible. Stand alone or stand with, whose choice to what degree [[Thn/]] O[[thn/]]ne water world Eden under "We the people" – created by whom?

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and that, in every Church, what cannot be clearly determined to
belong to Doctrine must be referred to Discipline; and therefore, by
common consent and authority, may be altered, abridged, enlarged,
amended, or otherwise disposed of, as may seem most convenient for the
edification of the people, “according to the various exigency of times
and occasions.”

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The Church of England, to which the Protestant Episcopal Church in
these States is indebted, under God, for her first foundation and a long
continuance of nursing care and protection, hath, in the Preface of her
Book of Common Prayer, laid it down as a rule, that “The particular
Forms of Divine Worship, and the Rites and Ceremonies appointed to be
used therein, being things in their own nature indifferent, and
alterable, and so acknowledged; it is but reasonable that upon weighty
and important considerations, according to the various exigency of times
and occasions, such changes and alterations should be made therein, as
to those that are in place of Authority should, from time to time, seem
either necessary or expedient.”

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As a child in the Episcopal church, I never read this part, but no wonder who, or why, has the kind of tolerance who does now reading the logic from which the church who was raised in emanates. Islam has a similar kind of tolerance for EXPLANATIONS of the Qur~an and the significance of what we do, but ISLAM demands the original words be kept unaltered. The words themselves (and language of Arabic) are considered to be a balance point, or opening in the history of the learning curves of whose light let be. Please see exegesis of the word ‘sacrament’ above.
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The same Church hath not only in her Preface, but likewise in her
Articles and Homilies, declared tho necessity and expediency of
occasional alterations and amendments in her Forms of Public Worship;
and we find accordingly, that, seeking to keep the happy mean between
too much stiffness in refusing, and too much easiness in admitting
variations in

things once advisedly established, she hath, in the reign of several
Princes, since the first compiling of her Liturgy in the time of Edward
the Sixth, upon just and weighty considerations her thereunto moving,
yielded to make such alterations in some particulars, as in their
respective times were thought convenient; yet so as that the main body
and essential parts of the same (as well in the chiefest materials, as
in the frame and order thereof) have still been continued firm and
unshaken

Her general aim in these different reviews and alterations hath been, as
she further declares in her said Preface, to do that which, according to
her best understanding, might most tend to the preservation of peace and
unity in the Church;

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Our goal is not to destroy information, but to upgrade information. All prior forms of worship and expressions should be linked to present forms so anyone may click through the history of the learning curve of the church.
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the procuring of reverence, and the exciting of
piety and devotion in the worship of God; and, finally, the cutting off
occasion, from them that seek occasion, of cavil or quarrel against her
Liturgy. And although, according to her judgment, there be not any
thing in it contrary to the Word of God, or to sound doctrine, or which
a godly man may not with a good conscience use and submit unto,

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xref: it is permitted to read, or say, ‘Our Creator’ when you see ‘Our Father’ written. Likewise it is permitted to read or say, ‘God’ or one of the proper names of God when you see ‘He’ written to mean ‘God’.
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or which
is not fairly defensible, if allowed such just and favourable
construction as in common equity ought to be allowed to all human
writings; yet upon the principles already laid down, it cannot but be
supposed that further alterations would be found expedient.
Accordingly, a Commission for a review was issued in the year 1689: but
this great and good work miscarried at that time; and the Civil
Authority has not since thought proper to revive it by any new
Commission.

But when in the course of Divine Providence, these American States
became independent with respect to civil government, their
ecclesiastical independence was necessarily included; and the different
religious denominations of Christians in these States were left at full
and equal liberty to model and organize their respective Churches, and
forms of worship, and discipline, in such manner as they might judge
most convenient for their future prosperity; consistently with the
constitution and laws of their country.

The attention of this Church was in the first place drawn to those
alterations in the Liturgy which became necessary in the prayers for our
Civil Rulers, in consequence of the Revolution. And the principal care
herein was to make them conformable to what ought to be the proper
end of all such prayers, namely, that “Rulers may have grace, wisdom,

and understanding to execute justice, and to maintain truth;” and that
the people “may lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and
honesty.”

But while these alterations were in review before the Convention, they
could not but, with gratitude to God, embrace the happy occasion which
was offered to them (uninfluenced and unrestrained by any worldly
authority whatsoever) to take a further review of the Public Service,
and to establish such other alterations and amendments therein as might
be deemed expedient.

It seems unnecessary to enumerate all the different alterations and
amendments. They will appear, and it is to be hoped, the reasons of
them also, upon a comparison of this with the Book of Common Prayer of
the Church of England. In which it will also appear that this Church is
far from intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential
point of doctrine, discipline, or worship; or further than local
circumstances require.

And now, this important work being brought to a conclusion, it is hoped
the whole will be received and examined by every true member of our
Church, and every sincere Christian, with a meek, candid, and charitable
frame of mind; without prejudice or prepossessions; seriously
considering what Christianity is, and what the truths of the Gospel are;
and earnestly beseeching Almighty God to accompany with his blessing
every endeavour for promulgating them to mankind in the clearest,
plainest, most affecting and majestic manner, for the sake of Jesus
Christ, our blessed Lord and Saviour.

=Philadelphia, October, 1789=

The Holy Eucharist, the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord’s
Day and other major Feasts, and Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, as
set forth in this Book, are the regular services appointed for public
worship in the Church.

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xref: attending to the details and attention of what sustains us in this life so that we (in and through our posterity – as well as our souls) might continue to bestow the blessings of liberty (independence) upon ourselves “and all who who surround us” (Layfayette 1776) [[”””whewwwwwww hewwwwwww…]]
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In addition to these services and the other rites contained in this
Book, other forms set forth by authority within this Church may be used.
Also, subject to the direction of the bishop, special devotions taken
from this Book, or from Holy Scripture, may be used when the needs of
the congregation so require.

For special days of thanksgiving, appointed by civil or Church
authority, and for other special occasions for which no service or
prayer has been provided in this Book, the bishop may set forth such
forms as are fitting to the occasion.

In all services, the entire Christian assembly participates in such a
way that the members of each order within the Church, lay persons,
bishops, priests, and deacons, fulfull the functions proper to their
respective orders, as set forth in the rubrical directions for each
service.

The leader of worship in a Christian assembly is normally a bishop or
priest. Deacons by virtue of their order do not exercise a presiding
function; but, like lay persons, may officiate in the Liturgy of the
Word, whether in the form provided in the Daily Office, or (when a
bishop or priest is not present) in the form appointed at the Eucharist.
Under exceptional circumstances, when the services of a priest cannot be
obtained, the bishop may, at discretion, authorize a deacon to preside

at other rites also, subject to the limitations described in the
directions for each service.

In any of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days, and in other services
contained within this Book celebrated in the context of a Rite One
service, the contemporary idiom may be conformed to traditional
language.

Hymns referred to in the rubrics of this Book are understood as those
authorized by this Church. The words of anthems are to be from
Holy Scripture, or from this Book, or from texts congruent with them.

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xref: “Take a sad song and make it better,” xref: “If you find a sura that gives you doubt, try to write one like unto it,” xref: “If you want a hymn to be better try writing one like it yourself,”
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On occasion, and as appropriate, instrumental music may be substituted
for a hymn or anthem.

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