Tag Archives: Liturgy

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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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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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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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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The Anglican Way: Poets, Priests, and Princes

Throughout this series on The Anglican Way, I have attempted to point us beyond merely the doctrine of Anglicanism to come to recognize something of the experience of Anglicanism. This is not because I find doctrine to be unimportant, as … Continue reading

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Sweet, Pleasant, and Unspeakable Comfort: The Anglican View of Predestination (Part IV)

The classical Anglican teaching on election is beautiful and comforting because it teaches us that we are the chosen of God, saved by the blood of the cross through the grace that we receive by faith in Jesus Christ. God … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Becoming an Anglican

Pete writes: Hello! First off, thank you for your blog! I love your articles and have learned a lot.  My question though, is kind of a random one.  First, context: I’m a 21 year old non-denominational Christian going to a … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: Magisterial Worship

One of the common critiques of Western Christians, of either the Roman Catholic or the Protestant variety, is that we are obsessed with systematizing our faith. We develop catechisms, confessions, and treatises ad nauseum in our quest to define our … Continue reading

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