Take a journey through The Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith in this 26-session curriculum. Practicing Our Faith walks us through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of Anglican Christianity. See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
About the course
Even though we pray the words of The Book of Common Prayer each week, many of us don’t know where these
prayers come from, what they mean, or how they call us to live on a daily basis. Practicing Our Faith
walks, step by step, through the prayer book. Each week, participants gather to hear a short lecture on one section of The
Book of Common Prayer, exploring what each liturgy says and how it is typically used in our communities. Then the
class explores together the connections between the words of our prayers, our beliefs, and the daily practice of faith,
exploring questions such as: “What does the burial liturgy have to teach us about what Episcopalians believe about
death?” Or “How does the Daily Office teach us to integrate prayer into our daily lives?”
Who can participate?
This free downloadable course is designed for adults and young adults.
Each session is designed to be approximately an hour long. Instructions and facilitator notes guide the leader(s), while participants are asked to read each week to prepare for the discussion. Sessions correspond to the chapters in the course companion book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices.
Living Discipleship Series
Practicing Our Faith is part of the Living Discipleship series of curricula, funded by a generous grant from The Episcopal Church's Constable Fund. Other courses in the series include Celebrating the Saints and Exploring the Bible.
(June-August, Friday hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm ET)
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