A fresh look: Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral

As a church with history and traditions, we are regularly bumping up against that which we have received from those who have gone before us. This is an attempt to dive into one such article (and perhaps to do so again on other topics in the future). 


Today, we in the Episcopal Church recall the life and ministry of Fr. William Reed Huntington. Setting aside his many other contributions, Fr. Huntington in his work, The Church Idea, laid the foundation of what would eventually become the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral (and which may be found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer on pages 876-878).

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St. James the Greater – July 25

O gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11)

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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