So, where is the future of The Episcopal Church going? How generational is the change? Here is a great piece by Derek Olson from his blog Haligweorc entitled “The Episcopal ‘Reform of the Reform’â€
I suggest that there is a â€œSpirit of â€˜79â€³ that was born from and exists in parallel to the â€œSpirit of Vatican II.â€ That is, the 1979 BCP embodied wide-spread changes that were rooted in the scholarship of the Liturgical Renewal that was embodied in Vatican IIâ€™s Novus Ordo liturgies. Like the Spirit of Vatican II, the Spirit of â€˜79 has understood the generous freedoms and liberality of the â€˜79 BCP as a authorization of liturgical license in general rather than a provision of space for legitimate options. Furthermore, I believe that this Spirit was not simply introduced in the texts but as part of a socio-liturgical movement.
In addition, he begins with the Roman Catholic Church and the place were the “reform of the reform” is well seen: New Liturgical Movement blog.