I (Josh) would like to apologize for the sudden drop-off in Rookie Anglican posts since the release of our most recent Daily Office Booklets.
Truth be told, I’ve let the project slip to the back burner as my wife and I prepare to move to Wheaton, Illinois at the end of this month. We’re both very excited about the move — especially since we’ll be in Wheaton in time for the ACNA’s Provincial Assembly! — but preparing for it has meant less Rookie Anglican content recently.
Daily Office Booklets: Thanks for the feedback! More on the way.
I also want to thank those of you who have given me feedback on the Daily Office Booklets recently. Someone even translated the booklet into Portuguese! It’s very encouraging to hear that they are being put to good use, and I hope that the project continues to bear fruit!
I plan to make the next version of the Daily Office Booklet — for at least the first half of Ordinary Time — very soon! If you have any suggestions on how to improve the booklets, please let me know.
Next Rookie Anglican Guide: How to Lead Morning and Evening Prayer
In addition to having the next version of the Daily Office Booklets in the works, I’m also beginning to compose a Rookie Anglican guide to how to lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer.
Of course, a lot of different things go into the Daily Office (that’s why it takes me a bit to put the booklets together). So, this guide will build upon the previous introduction to the Church Calendar to walk through:
- Determining what service of Morning or Evening Prayer to use
- Figuring out what liturgical day it is
- Finding the Scripture readings and Collect for that liturgical day
- Chanting the most common Canticles
- Thinking through logistical details like printed resources and postures
- Facilitating prayer through invitation and instruction.
So, it might be a rather lengthy guide, but I’m excited to put it together, and I hope it’s helpful!
Also, I’m always looking for new ideas for Rookie Anglican guides! If you have one, please let me know.
Write for Rookie Anglican! Please!
Finally, I’d like to shamelessly ask you to consider writing for Rookie Anglican. I’m passionate about continuing the Rookie Anglican project of “Making Anglicanism Accessible,” but I can’t do it on my own.
If you’ve got an idea or a draft, please send it my way. Use the contact form at the bottom of the Rookie Anglican page to get a hold of me, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your interest in Rookie Anglican! If you find what we’re doing here useful, please share it with friends!
P.S.: If you’ve enjoyed Rookie Anglican and you’ll be in Wheaton for the Provincial Assembly in June, we should connect!
As Managing Editor, Josh is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Pastor. He is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL (Diocese of C4SO). Josh is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Wheaton College. You can follow Josh on micro.blog, or learn more at joshuapsteele.com.