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Fr. Matthew Brench: “Introduction to the Ecclesiastical Books”

November 19, 2019

From Fr. Matthew Brench of Grace Anglican Church in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, here are some interesting thoughts on the Deuterocanonical Books – known to most as the Apocrypha.  I have to say I tend to place these books in a lower status than the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.  But I do think Article VI of the Thirty-Nine Articles addresses their status well, and Fr. Brench’s wording (“second-tier Scripture”) is apt.   As Article VI says, “the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine.”  Fr. Brench’s blog post is here, and you can see the video below.

 

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  1. November 19, 2019 5:42 pm

    Glad to be of service!

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