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In this episode, we talk about prayer and one of the ways Episcopalians engage in prayer practice. We explore the daily office and how to use the Book of Common Prayer to move through the Daily Office.

After the Anglican Reformation, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) reduced the eight monastic offices to the two services of Morning and Evening Prayer. These services were printed in vernacular English and intended for use by all members of the church. Participation in the Daily Office is at the heart of Anglican spirituality. It is the proper form of daily public worship in the church. The officiant (person who leads) in the Daily Office may be a member of the clergy or a lay person.”

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All Things Episcopal Co host the Rev. David Kendrick

All Things Episcopal Co-host the Rev. David Kendrick. Supplied image

All Things Episcopal Co host the Rev. Collin Larimore

All Things Episcopal Co-host the Rev. Collin Larimore. Supplied image

All Things Episcopal Co host Clare Stern Burbano

All Things Episcopal Co-host Clare Stern-Burbano. Supplied image

The Rev. David Kendrick — St John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, the Rev. Collin Larimore — Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, and Clare Stern-Burbano — Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City hosts sessions that include conversations, interviews, and even an occasional sermon.

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We want to introduce the Episcopal Church from multiple perspectives and with different voices, utilizing social media to find out what questions students may have about who we are and what we do. Guest speakers, including college students from around our diocese, are already being scheduled for future sessions.

We do not currently have a physical presence on college campuses in our diocese, but we think podcasting offers a great opportunity to meet young adults where they are and share our faith in a way that is personal, comfortable, and always accessible. We hope that these sessions will be a bridge to connect college students with local parishes and with other young adults.

For more information and to suggest a topic or pose a question, please visit our Suggestions and Questions webpage. Look for All Things … Episcopal wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

Deacon Alisa Carmichael currently serves as Chair of the Campus Ministry Commission in the Diocese of West Missouri. She assisted with an Episcopal campus ministry at the University of South Florida in Tampa prior to moving with her husband John to their current home in Kansas City. She is the organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit.