Here's one of my contributions to the General Convention workload.
B009 Authorize Use of 1979 Lectionary
Martins, The Rt. Rev. Daniel
Little, The Rt. Rev. Edward; Sisk, The Rt. Rev.
Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That worshiping communities
wishing to use the lectionary for Sundays and Holy Days as originally printed in
the Book of Common Prayer (1979) may do so, with the permission of the
Despite the fact that all due process was observed leading up to the adoption of the Revised Common
Lectionary by the 75th General Convention, there is considerable anecdotal evidence that many worshiping
communities did not begin considering it until its use became mandatory on Advent Sunday 2010. Even though
the RCL is now the official lectionary of this Church, it is only now effectively undergoing a period of
widespread trial use. Widespread use has revealed a number of concerns. These include the way the length of
some readings are edited, the general length of the appointed Psalms, a marked change in theological emphasis
in the observance of All Saints' Day, among others. It seems inevitable that the RCL will be altered once again,
sooner than later. In the meantime, many communities have grown attached to portions of the 1979 lectionary
that have been changed or eliminated by the RCL, portions that have been significantly formative of the
spiritual lives of their members. It seems just and considerate to let them, under the guidance of the Bishop,
continue to use the lectionary to which they have become accustomed.