The Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) embraces the English liturgical tradition as expressed in The Book of Common Prayer. The denomination has retained the Christian year primarily because of its commitment to the Word of God, first and foremost. REC worship leaders take the Pauline injunction to “redeem the time” (Eph. 5:16) to mean that the daily, weekly, and seasonal cycles of time created by God should all be sanctified through worship.
The churches of the Reformed Episcopal Church stress their connection with the ancient church, fostering psalm-singing and hymns that clearly reflect great historical doctrinal truths. In addition, there is a dependence on music associated with the earliest years of the Anglican churches of the Reformation. More modern musical styles and even dance, however, are finding their way into the practice of Reformed Episcopal worship.