Liturgy and Arts: Our mission, activity and work

The mission of the Liturgy & Arts Commission is to be a dynamic liturgical resource for the Bishop, clergy and parishes in the Diocese of Olympia.  We do this by:

  • fostering vibrant and formative liturgies across the diocese, including but not limited to Diocesan Convention
  • providing access through the Diocesan website to proper liturgies, position papers on liturgical topics, and links to resources for liturgical environment and music
  • offering liturgical trainings throughout the year and referrals to individual liturgical consultants

Three workgroups combine efforts to do this work:

  • Diocesan Liturgies: create engaging art, music and environment for diocesan gatherings in order to build community
  • Resources: work with the bishop to develop diocesan customaries, solicit and supply position papers on liturgical topics, compose specific prayers as needed to supplement those available in the Book of Common Prayer, and manage online resource links and interactive blog. There are some forms and liturgies that are offered by Bishop Rickel.
  • Workshops: provide seasonal and topical workshops to support clergy and congregations in realizing the power of theology enacted through liturgy and its formative role in people’s lives