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Inclusive Language 

Supplemental liturgical texts and materials have been developed with sensitivity for inclusive language. A resolution of the 1985 General Convention called for the Standing Liturgical Commission to prepare inclusive language liturgies for the regular services of the church. This resolution and subsequent legislation by General Convention led to the publication of Liturgical Texts for Evaluation (1987), Prayer Book Studies 30-Supplemental Liturgical Texts (1989), and Supplemental Liturgical Materials (1991). These resources include liturgies for Morning Prayer, Order for Evening, Evening Prayer, and Holy Eucharist, as well as supplemental musical materials for use in these services. The First Supplemental Eucharistic Prayer in Prayer Book Studies 30 prays to God who "remembered us from our beginning and fed us with your constant love," and "redeemed us in Jesus Christ and knit us into one body." The Second Supplemental Eucharistic Prayer prays to God who "took us by the hand, and taught us to walk in your ways." Even though we wandered away, God would not forget us, "as a mother cares for her children." 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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