FROM THE ALTERNATIVE SERVICE BOOK 1980
- Distinctions in the Text
- Sections of services with numbers in blue may
be omitted. Where a number of options are included in a mandatory part
of a service, the rubric governing the options is numbered in black, but
the texts themselves are numbered in blue. Texts in bold type are to be
said by the congregation.
- Saying and Singing
- Where rubrics indicate that a section is to be
`said', this must be understood to include `or sung' and vice versa.
- Biblical Passages
- The sentences, psalms, and readings may be read in
any duly authorized version.
- Prayer Book Texts
- Where parts of a service are sung to well-known
settings, the traditional words for which they were composed may be
- The Lord's Prayer
- On any occasion the Lord's Prayer may be used in its
modern form (as in Holy Communion Rite A p. 142), or in its modified
form (as in Holy Communion Rite B p. 196), or in its traditional form
(as in the Book of Common Prayer).
- On any occasion when more than one collect is provided, only
one need be used.
- Collect Endings
- In the case of any collect ending with the words
`Christ our Lord', the Minister may at his discretion add the longer
`who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and