Tag Archives: Eucharist

On the Eucharist: Yes, Anglicans Believe in the Real Presence

Anglicans today have a variety of perspectives on the Holy Eucharist. The Anglican formularies allow a certain latitude for this, but it is not inexhaustible. Broadly speaking, Anglican eucharistic theology and piety is wide enough that Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and … Continue reading

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Ask An Anglican: Are Crucifixes and Icons Idolatrous?

Marshall writes: I used to go to a Reformed Presbyterian Church. They were adamantly against any sort of iconography and would not sing anything other than Psalms. They used various passages in Scripture to justify this position, including but not … Continue reading

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Jesus Wants You to Eat Him

As someone who likes to eat–and someone who has developed stomach problems over the years which limit what I can eat–I find it fascinating the way in which both the fall of man and our salvation are wrapped up in eating. Mysterious … Continue reading

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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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Biblical Catholicism: Rethinking the Anglo-Catholic Movement

When I was in seminary, one of my professors, a staunch British Calvinist, made the off-hand remark one day that Anglo-Catholicism could not be defended from an historical perspective. The point seemed so obvious to him that he did not … Continue reading

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Praying Twice: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

Those of you who have seen some of the most recent YouTube videos know that there is a giant mural on the wall above the altar in my parish depicting the Communion of the Saints. It is nothing like any … 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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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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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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On The Eucharist: The Mass is a Sacrifice

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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