What is the appropriate attire for an Episcopal priest at the events associated with the servicein the Book of Common Prayer, the "e;Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage?"e; What does itmean to be an icon of Christ at a cocktail party? How does one live with sensitive confidentialinformation from a parishioner? These questions might seem almost trivial yet are deeplyserious. The Episcopal Church is a distinctive culture: effective ministry needs an understandingof the distinctive Episcopal culture. At one level, this is a book that introduces and explains the Episcopal faith to a potential priestwho wants to be effective in this world. At another level, this book is a reflection on the meaningand nature of the holy mystery of priesthood. Drawing upon his rich parish experience in the Episcopal Church, Hawkins distils a wealthof practical experience and tips to enhance the training of seminarians and the ministries ofestablished priests. Hawkins takes the reader through the pastoral offices with theologicalreflection and vignettes in order to encourage "e;good priestly habits."e; Ideal reading for anyonewishing to serve the Episcopal Church in an ordained capacity.
Episcopal Etiquette and Ethics
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Living the Craft of Priesthood in the Episcopal Church