A group of theologians from a number of Episcopal seminaries has sent a statement to the chairs of the House of Bishops or House of Deputies Committees on Constitution and Canons or Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music, expressing the centrality of baptism for participation in the sacrament of holy communion. The statement in defense of the traditional understanding is in response to a proposed General Convention resolution to do away with the prayer book rubric.
“Sacraments reflect church community and how we see ourselves through song, praise, image, prayer, and liturgy. Art is an artist’s testament to our care for one another, our communion with Mother Earth, and our stewardship of the planet. The art and artist commentaries are diverse, as they each illustrate versions and aspects of how we think about the seven sacraments and our mother Earth.”