A140: Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Authorized Version of the Bible (carried)
Subject: Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Authorized Version of the Bible
Moved by: The Very Reverend Iain Luke, Diocese of Athabasca
Seconded by: Dr. Lela Zimmer, Diocese of Cariboo (Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior)
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
a) recognize the year 2011 as the 400th anniversary of the Authorized Version (the King James Bible);
b) direct the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee to prepare an information and liturgical resource for use on Sunday, 30 October, 2011 or another appropriate day as determined by the local ordinary;
c) invite dioceses and parishes to find and share appropriate ways to celebrate this anniversary, where possible inviting other community groups (e.g. cultural or literary) to participate.
Source: Faith, Worship and Ministry
Submitted by Janet Marshall, Chair of Faith, Worship and Ministry
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes __ No x
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes __ No __
EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Authorized Version is a major contribution from the Anglican tradition to the English language and English-speaking culture. It was a significant initiative in our Church’s commitment to biblical scholarship and continues to influence contemporary work of translation.