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30077Re: [liturgy-l] Crafting the Printed Liturgical Book

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  • Ron Miller
    May 2, 2007
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      A alternative suggestion would be to buy a decently printed and bound
      Bible and take a few minutes each week or two and mark the lessons by
      hand with notes for liturgical date and the beginning and end of each
      reading. After two years you will have a useful book which can be used
      for other purposes as well. (If you include at the end of each reading
      the citation for the next one when they are not contiguous even fairly
      dense lectors should be able to find their way.)

      The fact that our Pension Fund sells these things does not make them
      official or required. The convenience comes at the costs you, James, and
      Simon make. The market for Episcopal liturgical books is so small that
      the costs can not be kept low enough for us to buy them.

      End of screed!!! Best wishes, Ron

      Scott Knitter wrote:
      > Our copy of Readings for the Daily Office From the Early Church, ed.
      > Robert J. Wright, from Church Publishing, is in about 13 chunks of
      > pages held together by remnants of glue, within a clothbound cover and
      > ripped dust jacket, with a frayed ribbon marker that has a bad case of
      > split ends. It's used daily by the Evening Prayer officiant. Guess I
      > should purchase a new one...yikes, $47! I certainly hope the quality
      > has improved.
      > On 5/1/07, James Morgan <rdrjames@...> wrote:
      >> And Simon's closing remarks are spot on! I hate so-called 'Liturgical
      >> Books' in which the pages fly all over the room first time you open them.
      >> Bah! Liturgical books done on the cheap may indicate cheap liturgy.
      >> "Reverence is taking pains." As someone once said.

      Ron Miller (The Rev. Ronald H.) Baltimore, MD
      Every individual will receive from God the amount of indulgence he has
      himself given to his neighbor.
      Augustine, quoted by Defensor Grammaticus
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