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From The North American Anglican: “Principles and Distinctives of Anglican Ceremonial”

June 23, 2019

If you have not read it yet, Brandon LeTourneau has written a thoughtful post at The North American Anglican on Principles and Distinctives of Anglican Ceremonial.  I think this is worth reading, in particular because he makes this very good point:

So then, the first principle of Anglican Ritual is the conviction that all public worship, as an administration of the Church’s teaching authority, ought to convey biblical truth. This is precisely why aping other traditions, who do not share this conviction, results disastrously. If ceremonial communicates an underlying principle, then shouldn’t it be assumed that ceremonials not our own are communicating a different and at worst a damaging principle? The fact that a good many American priests have never read our formularies is evidence of this intellectual usurpation. And yet, there is perhaps nothing more “Anglican” in the American Church than the emulation of other jurisdictions.

He also gives a good overview of various elements of Anglican ritual and ceremony – take a look and see what you think.

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