Worship & Liturgy

But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk 2:20

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9

Most of us know what worship is, but many do not know what ‘liturgy’ is.
Simply put, liturgy is the framework for our worship which gives order to our services, as well as our personal prayer lives.

The Anglican Catholic Church is blessed with both a prayer book and a yearly calendar which enhances our daily lives through the the observance of holy days and seasons. This allows us to prepare for our worship services and our daily devotions.

Our prayer book is called the Book of Common Prayer which was originally written and published in England. Subsequent editions have been used by millions of Anglicans worldwide since 1549. The edition we use in the ACC is the traditional 1928 American edition. It is scripturally-based and both follows and complements the magnificent English of the King James version of the Holy Bible.

While the language is not modern English, it is in keeping with the relationship we have with our Father, which is a reverential one.

The Anglican Catholic Church is not a new ‘denomination’; it is the continuing the unbroken faith of the first Christian Church in England. Many of our customs during our worship service may seem, at first, very formal, but they are steeped in traditions that go back to the early Church, as well as the ancient Hebrew rites and customs.