Liturgy is the term for the
church’s sacramental rites and texts used in public worship. Liturgy expresses
the church’s identity and mission, including the church’s calling to invite
others and to serve with concern for the needs of the world.”
Music in The Episcopal Church can be as diverse as its worship services. Our hymnal draws all Episcopalians together musically in the same way that the Book of Common Prayer draws us together in prayer and liturgy. Texts and music which reflect the pluralistic nature of the Church have been included, affording the use of Native American, Afro-American, Hispanic, and Asian material.