Tag Archives: Sacraments

Biblical Catholicism: Smells and Bells

I was baptized as an infant in the spring of 1980 into Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. As it happens, it was the Roman Catholic Church where I was raised and where I first learned to call upon … Continue reading

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The Three As of Apostolic Succession

What is apostolic succession? Why does it matter who laid hands on your pastor so long as he teaches the true faith? Fr. Jonathan shows why apostolic succession is necessary in the Church and explains why Rome is wrong to … Continue reading

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Fight For Your Right to Parties

One of the developing facets of Anglicanism since the nineteenth century has been the introduction of church parties. Anglo-Catholicism, Evangelicalism and Liberalism all owe their existence as distinct positions on the Anglican landscape to late eighteenth and nineteenth century movements … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: The Hail Mary and Corpus Christi

Derek writes: 1.) I have been studying the articles, and have a question about the invocation of the Saints. Now, even as someone who identifies as “Anglo-Catholic”, who is closer to a “Prayerbook Catholick”, I have never, ever thought that … Continue reading

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Faith Alone and the Sacraments

Very glad to finally have a new video up. This one answers a question from a Baptist about how Anglicans can believe that we are saved by faith alone if we believe that we receive God’s saving grace through the … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Baptists, Women, and Church Shopping

There’s a lot in this question. I’ll answer as much as I can, but this will have to be a two-parter. Nick writes: I was raised in a conservative, evangelical church in the IFCA denomination. There I was instructed in … Continue reading

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Counting Sacraments

Jordan at The Hackney Hub has written a provocative piece asserting that the notion of seven sacraments is not Anglican. The Hackney Hub is a great blog, exploring many of the same themes of classical Anglicanism that you’ll find here, … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Baptism and the Good Thief

Scott writes: I know you’ve talked about baptism in your videos and blog and also justification by faith alone. However, I am confused on the Anglican position of baptism being required for salvation. I can understand on one side that … Continue reading

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Anglican Shorts: Defining Marriage

What do Christians believe about marriage? Why does it matter? On the eve of General Convention, somehow this just seemed appropriate. To learn more about how Anglicans understand marriage, check out the series Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage.

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On The Eucharist: The Mass is a Sacrifice, it’s Just Not a Mass

Nothing perks up the itching ears of Romophobic Protestants faster than the specter of Eucharistic sacrifice. Calling what happens in Holy Communion a sacrifice is the surest and fastest way to get yourself tarred as a crypto-papist. Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, … Continue reading

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