Who We Are
Zion Episcopal Church is a place where hope and faith are the central teachings of the Gospel.
RITE I VS. RITE II
Rite I Service and Rite II Service differ slightly, yet are basically the same Eucharistic Service. Rite I traditionally is a shorter service lasting approximately 50 minutes, with little or no music, and has an "Old English" feel to the language. Rite II has more of a modern feel to the service based on the utilization of more common, everyday language; service includes music and lasts approximately 60-75 minutes.
Examples of the same prayer:
Rite I: "Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee for that thou dost feed us, in these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ;..."
Rite II: "Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;..."
We wish Fr. Rich and his family the best of luck in his new parish in Florida. They will all be missed but never far from our hearts and forever a part of our family here at Zion.