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Simplified system assists in gathering comments on Episcopal Church’s Holy Women, Holy Men

December 20, 2010

A simplified system for logging comments is providing an easier way for the submission of opinions concerning Holy Women, Holy Men, a major revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts.

As mandated in General Convention 2009 Resolution A096, The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is soliciting feedback about the book, currently in trial use.

The Rev. Ruth Meyers, Ph.D., Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and SCLM Chair, explained that the simplified system "is quicker, easier to use, and allows people to fill out comments without having to scroll through the entire calendar listing."

The online survey is available at

The online survey will be available through June 30, 2011.

After compiling the data derived from the survey, SCLM will prepare a comprehensive report on the usage and people"s experiences with Holy Women, Holy Men for the 77th General Convention in 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. As directed by Resolution A096, the report will include recommendations for revisions to the calendar as well as the collects and lessons approved in 2009.

For more information on Holy Women, Holy Men:

Communicating with SCLM

SCLM is committed to communicating with the wider church. To do so, a special email address has been established for all correspondence, to offer ideas, or to contact a SCLM member:

The SCLM blog is here: .

A Spanish-language Holy Women Holy Men is in production.

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Nancy Cox Davidge
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