September 18 - November 6, 2017


This course will examine the liturgical principles underlying the planning process for Episcopal Church worship, with a specific emphasis on the history, theology, and use of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. By the end of this course, students will be able to exhibit general knowledge and proficiency in the liturgical practices of the Episcopal Church, and understand and apply principles of liturgical planning for leadership in the Episcopal Church.

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Melissa Hartley

Melissa Hartley is the Associate University Chaplain at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she coordinates worship for All Saints' Chapel and teaches in the Doctor of Ministry and Non-Degree Theological Studies programs at the School of Theology. Melissa is an Episcopal priest from the Diocese of Atlanta and has served parishes in Georgia, New York, and New Jersey. She holds the following degrees: B.A., University of the South; M.Div., S.T.M., General Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (Liturgical Studies), Drew University.