The20 th Century: TheAnglicanCommunion I. The Liturgical Movement The Liturgical Movement sought to restore the active participation of the people in the official worship of the Church, to make baptism full initiation into the Church, and to have the Holy Eucharist as the principal and central act of the Church’s worship. 1. A. G. Hebert � Liturgy and Society (1935) � The Parish Communion Movement (1937) 2. Dom Gregory Dix � The Shape of the Liturgy (1945) – The Eucharist is an action which has a fourfold shape corresponding to the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper: taking, blessing, breaking and giving the bread and cup. His book is a strong attack on Cranmer. 3. Grove Booklets on Liturgy and Worship � Trevor Lloyd � Michael Vasey � Colin Buchanan 4. A proliferation of liturgical texts in modern Anglicanism � 1979 American BCP � 1980 ASB of the Church of England � 1985 BAS of the Anglican Church of Canada � 1984 Prayer Book of the Church of Ireland � 1989 South African Prayer Book � 1989 Prayer Book of the Episcopal Church of Scotland � 1989 New Zealand Prayer Book � 1994 Prayer Book of the Church of Wales � 2000 Common Worship of the Church of England 5. Common elements of Anglican liturgical worship as declared by the 1988 Lambeth Conference: � The public reading of the Scriptures in the language of the people, and instruction based on them. � The use of the two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. � Episcopal ordination of all three Orders of Ministry – deacon, priest and bishop – with the laying on of hands. � Public recitation and teaching of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.