Magazine article Anglican Journal

Communion Goes Online with Calendar

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Communion Goes Online with Calendar

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The wheels are failing off the printed version of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, but the Anglican Communion office in London is hoping that a new electronic version of the world prayer calendar will avoid embarrassing errors.

In the 2004-2005 print edition, "the list of the (38) primates alone had 12 errors," said Canon James Rosenthal, director of communications.

The 159-page booklet lists one Anglican diocese per date, from Aba in Nigeria on Jan. 2 to Zululand in southern Africa on Dec. 24. Diocesan bishops are also named. In order to remind Anglicans that all are members of the body of Christ, worship services provide space for a mention from the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, generally during the prayers of the people section.

The booklet has been produced annually but inevitably deaths, retirements, transfers and even new dioceses in growing areas (like Nigeria) have made some information out of date.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer has been available on the Anglican Communion Web site (anglicancommunion.org) since January. In the first month, there were more downloads of information (about 5,800) than there have been purchases of the booklet, said Mr. …

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