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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cranmer's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper in its Gospel Context, by Roger Du Barry.

You won't want to miss this excellent article by Roger Du Barry. Du Barry accurately points out that Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's view was nowhere near transubstantiation or real presence. Rather, Cranmer's view is that the sacramental bread and wine are called the body and blood of Christ because they represent the body and blood and not that they are the actual body and blood of Christ by either transubstantiation, consubstantiation or real presence of any sort. Rather, the body and blood of Christ are sacramentally received by faith and faith alone. Essentially, the body of Christ is at the right hand of the Father in heaven and therefore cannot be present in the elements. Even the Lutheran view is excluded from Cranmer's view since the human nature cannot assume the divine nature without mingling the two natures together or confusing the two natures.

Click here to see the article: Cranmer's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper in its Gospel Context. The article is from The Churchman, 2006, 120/4 at the Church Society page.

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