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    Schedule of Permitted Variations
    to the Book of Common Prayer Orders for
    Morning and Evening Prayer where these occur
    in Common Worship
  All or part of the material before 'O Lord, open thou our lips' may be omitted, at least on weekdays.
  The minister may use a seasonal sentence before using one of the penitential sentences with which the service begins.
  The minister may use an abbreviated form of the Bidding, 'Dearly beloved brethren …', or the form here and here may be used.
  When the officiating minister is not a priest, an authorized prayer for absolution in the 'us' form or else the Collect for Trinity 21 in The Book of Common Prayer is said by the minister in place of the prayer for absolution printed in The Book of Common Prayer.
  The whole of the Gloria Patri, together with the words 'Praise ye the Lord' that follow, may be said or sung by the entire congregation, in which case the final response, 'The Lord's name be praised', may be omitted.
  At Morning Prayer, verses 8 to 11 of the Venite may be omitted except in Lent. The Easter Anthems may be used in place of the Venite throughout Eastertide.
  Other prayers of intercession and thanksgiving may be used in addition to or in place of the five prayers printed at the end of the Order in The Book of Common Prayer.
  Hymns may be sung at suitable points in the service, silence may be kept after the readings, a sermon may be preached and the service may end with a blessing.
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
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