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Ask an Anglican: Who May Take Communion

This is a question that came in a few months ago but that is perhaps most apt to answer now, given that the General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be taking up the question of Communion without Baptism this … Continue reading

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On The Eucharist: Defanging the Black Rubric

It has to be acknowledged up front that the Black Rubric is an embarrassment. At best, it is an unclear statement of a partial truth about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. At worst, it is an out … Continue reading

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On The Eucharist: Spiritual Food Is Real Food

One of the more remarkable features of the classic Anglican Eucharistic rite, often omitted from modern prayer books, is the Exhortation that the priest gives to encourage people to receive the sacrament in a worthy manner. The Exhortation comes just … Continue reading

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Good Queen Bess

Since I first studied the Elizabethan Settlement back in seminary, I have been an admirer of Queen Elizabeth I and her role in securing a future for Anglicanism. Lately I have been reading Elizabeth and the English Reformation by William … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Eucharistic Adoration

Piggybacking on my last post on the 39 Articles, the always insightful BC of Catholicity and Covenant writes: It would be good to read your views specifically on Article 28. What of those of us who do reserve the Sacrament? … Continue reading

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More Than Forgiven

Ever since I was in seminary, I have had friends and colleagues who get up in arms about the “Prayer of Humble Access.” While the 1979 Book of Common Prayer eliminated the prayer from the contemporary liturgy (Rite II), it … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part I)

Introduction What is marriage? Where does it come from? Does it have a fixed shape and contours or is it more fluid and evolving? These questions lie deep in the background of discussions in the Church about sexuality, blessing, and … Continue reading

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