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Liturgy of Lament for the Broken Body of Christ

In 2022, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse, known as Stephen, approached Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ, then Executive Director of Future Church. He had prepared a service of healing for victims of clergy sexual abuse and was seeking her assistance to find a church where such a service could be held. The service included scripture, songs and hymns written specifically for the service, and a suggestion for a laying on of hands.

This download includes the outline/order of worship, a sample preaching guide, sample worship aid, and a diagram of the worship space with indications of where the various ministers were located for various parts of the service in order to help you envision your own.


A 2016 adaptation of this prayer can be found here.