Harry Boone Porter

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Harry Boone Porter, Jr. (January 10, 1923 – June 5, 1999) was a priest and editor of The Living Church magazine.

Porter was an alumnus of St. Paul's School (Concord, New Hampshire). He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1947 and his S.T.B. from the Berkeley Divinity School in 1950.

Porter was made deacon on April 12, 1950, and ordained to the priesthood on April 16, 1952. From 1950 until 1952, Porter was a fellow and tutor at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, from which in 1952 he received an S.T.M. He earned his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1954. He taught Ecclesiastical History at Nashotah House, 1954–1960, and he was Professor of Liturgics at General Seminary from 1960 until 1970.

He became editor of The Living Church magazine in 1977, retiring in 1990. In 1996, he received a master's degree in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

In addition to many other responsibilities in the Episcopal Church, Porter served on the Standing Liturgical Commission from 1961 to 1976, and the General Board of Examining Chaplains from 1970 to 1982. He was a member of Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, the Anglican Society, the Alcuin Club, and the Living Church Foundation, Inc.

Porter died in 1999, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Published works[edit]

  • The Day of Light: The Biblical and Liturgical Meaning of Sunday (1960)
  • Samuel Seabury, Bishop in a New Nation (1962)
  • Growth and Life in the Local Church (1968)
  • Keeping the Church Year (1977)
  • Jeremy Taylor, Liturgist (1613–1667) (1979)
  • A Song of Creation (1986)

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