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Consecration?

Consecration?

I had a fascinating discussion recently with someone I deeply respect who kept pressing me to deeper clarification about what actually happens at baptism. What difference does it actually make? I have this conversation in mind with the news of the consecration of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. What actually happens when a church building… Continue Reading

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Anglo-Donatism

Anglo-Donatism

An article by the reliable Ruth Gledhill on the Christian Today website claims: As the consecration of the first female bishop [in the Church of England] approaches, Christian Today has learned that at the consecration a few days later of traditionalist priest Father Philip North as Bishop of Burnley no bishop will lay hands on… Continue Reading

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Anaphora of Adai and Mari

Anaphora of Adai and Mari

We were recently talking about the East Syrian tradition of the Holy Qurbana (the Eucharist) of Addai and Mari (spelling varies, Addai, or Adai). The anaphora (Eucharistic Prayer) of this rite is one of the oldest we have. It is notable for lacking the Last Supper story. This is particularly of interest because, especially in… Continue Reading

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A Good Quality Wine

A Good Quality Wine

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is quite clear that “the wine for the Eucharist should be a good quality wine.” (NZPB/HKMA page 515). Our church will not be unique. Other Anglican churches will have a rubric or canon expressing this. It is mentioned in the Lambeth Quadrilateral: “The two Sacraments ordained… Continue Reading

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1637 Scottish BCP

1637 Scottish BCP

There is confusion amongst some (many) that somehow the Church of England’s 1662 Book of Common Prayer is normative for Anglicans throughout the world. It is not. [Some of this confusion may be apparent in the Jerusalem Declaration of GAFCON meeting recently]. I would need some convincing that Thomas Cranmer would have agreed with the… Continue Reading

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Don’t use the creed in worship (part 2)

Don’t use the creed in worship (part 2)

My post discussing the value of not using the Nicene Creed at ordinary Sunday Eucharist received good discussion. Thank you. Some of that discussion was picked up on other sites as well (eg. here, here, and here). Some people just went off on their own passion about clergy who do not believe in the faith… Continue Reading

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Clarifying NZ Eucharist history

Clarifying NZ Eucharist history

On page 85 of Bishop Brian Carrell’s excellent book, Creating A New Zealand Prayer Book, we find an account of the development of An Alternative Great Thanksgiving – Celebrating the Grace of God [now to be found in A New Zealand Prayer Book – He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa (NZPB/HKMA) pp. 436-439]. On that page… Continue Reading

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