Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-A121
Title: Amend Constitution Article I.7 [Time and Place of General Convention–Second Reading]
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 70th General Convention direct the Standing Liturgical Commission to continue to study, develop and evaluate supplemental inclusive language texts as previously directed by the 68th and 69th General Conventions, in consultation with the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops, among other consultants, and in consultation with the bishops, clergy and laity of this Church through a process which solicits their reactions and suggestion to report back to the 71st General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That for the sake of perfecting such draft texts as the Standing Liturgical Commission shall develop, using this consultative process, this Convention authorize Supplemental Liturgical Materials for use during the next triennium omitting Sections 4 and 34: such use shall always be under the direction of the diocesan bishop or ecclesiastical authority. Paragraph 34 to be referred back to the Standing Liturgical Commission in consultation with the House of Bishops Committee on Theology for evaluation, study and refinement, but not for use at this time; and be it further

Resolved, That the second paragraph of Article X of the Constitution be amended by adding the following sub-paragraph (c):

(c) Provide for limited use for other forms of worship on an experimental basis for such periods of time and upon such terms and conditions as the General Convention may provide.

And that this amendment be sent to the Secretary of the Convention of every Diocese and be made known to the Diocesan Convention at its next meeting.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 405.