[Milton-L] Memorization

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Mon Feb 23 14:53:09 EST 2004

>I suppose I can let the Anglicans speak for themselves, eh?

This Angican could probably reel off large chuncks of the 
liturgy from memory, from the heart too. As one who leads 
worship, I am always glad to have the Altar Book where I can 
see it.  More experienced priests than I say it's really 
humiliating to say, forget the words to The Lord's Prayer.

For me the genius of using a set but also flexible liturgy is 
that I come to the same words each time from somewhat or 
dramatically different place in my life in the world, my 
prayer life. I don't have to invent words for there I am - 
they are there, and I don't have to remember all that I 
should be praying for - it's there in front of me.

Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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