Anglican worship is shaped by the use of liturgy. The main forms of liturgy that are used can be found in “A New Zealand Prayerbook - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa”. First published in 1989, the New Zealand Prayerbook (as it is refereed to in an abbreviated way) is the result of much prayer and dedicated effort. It contains, not only services for corporate worship, but also forms of liturgy and prayer that can be used by an individual to live and work out their faith in a meaningful way.
The following are terms that are used in Anglican worship (see also Glossary of Terms).
||The church’s forms of corporate worship or private prayer. Derived from the Greek word leitourgia - laos (people) and ergos (working) – literally means the work of the people.|
||Originates from the Latin collecta meaning collected, summed up. The Collect is a short prayer which collects or sums up the theme of the service for the day. There is a Collect for each Sunday of the Church’s year as well as for Saint’s Days and other special occasions.|
||It means “thanksgiving”. It is a symbolic meal of bread and wine following the example of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples before His death by crucifixion. Also called Holy Communion.|
There are a host of worship resources available.
Within our website:
Special Services include:
Te Pouhere Constitution Sunday
Alternative Great Thanksgivings
Back to Church Sunday
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Here are some helpful links to assist further in understanding worship and in developing liturgies.
Liturgical Resources for New Zealand
Liturgy, worship, spirituality; prayer that is vital, transforming, and faithful
Liturgy in the Church of England
Lectionary/Te Maramataka 2006 / 2007
Lectionary/Te. Maramataka. is produced each year to help meet the worship needs of the Anglican Church
Liturgies Online, Australia
Free online Liturgies updated weekly for you to use in the preparation of your Church service.
Celebrating Common Prayer
A version of The Daily Office SSF - a prayer book for the use of the Society of Saint Francis, an Anglican religious community. Celebrating Common Prayer is the non-Franciscan edition; it contains its own Calendar and its own supplement with a simple form of celebrating the Office.