From [a sermon preached in 2007]( by Archbishop Rowan Williams.

> Taken as a whole, the (Book of Common Prayer) is the ritual celebration of the seasons of our lives from birth to death in the light of the gospel.

Frank Griswold, in the foreword to _Go In Peace_, a small book on the Art of Hearing Confessions.

If we’re the time’s lords

> If we’re the time’s lords, we don’t determine when to celebrate feasts by looking at the phases of the moon. Paul goes apoplectic when Christians submit to the “elementary things” in the heavens (Gal. 4:8-11; Col. 2:16). As time lords, we have authority to decide when and how to celebrate. We must organize time obediently. We can organize time well only if we have the tunes of creation and redemption running in an endless loop through the ears of our soul.

Peter Leithart, _Theopolitan Liturgy_