Liturgy Office – Commissions

Art Commission_SacredHeartWindowSaintCeciliaBrooklyn-120x300The Liturgical Commission oversees the guidelines as well as the practice of liturgy in our diocese. The goal of the commission is to promote the understanding and practice of authentic Christian worship of God. The Commission provides theological background as well as practical information needed for service as a liturgical minister (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector and Usher) as well as updates on changes to and modifications of liturgical practice and procedure.

The Art and Architecture Commission maintains Diocesan guidelines on the appropriate ways to incorporate art and architecture into the life of worship within the diocese. The Commission serves as a resource to parishes undertaking liturgical renovations and assists in making decisions concerning liturgical art and environment. This would include but is not limited to changes to lighting, sound, paint color, and the inclusion of art and sacred images.

The Music Commission maintains Diocesan guidelines on music and worship that maintain the orthodoxy of our worship in the Diocese. The Commission is available for consultation regarding the repair, upgrading or purchase of Musical Instruments for Parish use, particularly Organ purchase. The Music Commission may also be consulted regarding sacred music/choir-related issues. The commission maintains a database of available musicians.