Sandra Garner

Position: Lay Readers, Chairperson

Location: Petersburg, VA

What ministry can a lay reader perform?  In Anglican (Episcopal) tradition he is limited to certain functions within the range of worship services of the Church.  He/She can:

 

 1.    Read Morning and Evening Prayer, although he cannot, of course, give the absolution or blessing;  

2.     Read Morning and Evening Prayer although he cannot, of course, give the absolution or blessing; 

3.     Read the Offices of Instruction (rather more honored by neglect than by use in the present day); 

4.     Read the Epistle in the Order for Holy Communion;

5.     Read the Burial Office, omitting any priestly blessing.