Signs of Life

Worship for a Just and Loving People

Rick Fabian

Oct/2019, 208 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640652187

Rick Fabian, well known as one of the founding priests of St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco, writes his "treatise in eleven parts" on the significant signs of communal life: the welcoming table, authority (human and biblical), baptism, reconciliation, beauty, the spirit, mystery, marriage, children, and the liturgical/ lectionary cycle. This "revisionist approach to sacramental theology" offers a glimpse into the depth of thought behind the praxis that has shaped one of the Episcopal Church's most widely known parishes.

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Audience: Those interested in liturgical and prayer book revision, those who know and appreciate St. Gregory's, seminarians

RICK FABIAN, along with Donald Schell, served as one of the founding priests of St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco. Their hope was to create an intentionally experimental congregation that would press the liturgical limits of the Episcopal Church's new Book of Common Prayer. Music that Makes Community, whose mission is to help people connect and learn through singing, grew out of this liturgical work. He holds degrees from Yale and Cambridge.


  • St Gregory of Nyssa
  • liturgy
  • sacraments
  • theology

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