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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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Anglicans Ablaze: A Fork in the Road: A Plea for a Biblically Faithful Ordinal

Robin Jordan rightly criticizes the new ordinal being pushed by the Anglican Church in North America. As a church prays so goes the church:

In a 2008 article I noted that a number of the folks that are drawn to what goes by the name of Anglicanism in North America are evangelical Christians who are attracted to liturgical worship. What concerns me is what they are being offered with the liturgical worship—the theology that is embodied in that worship. One of the important principles of worship that Anglicans have always recognized is "lex orendi, lex credendi." What we pray shapes what we believe.

As I noted in that article, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer recognized this principle and removed from the second Edwardian Book of Common Prayer of 1552, everything that directly or indirectly gave expression to a doctrine that was not gathered from the Scriptures or was contrary to the Scriptures. He wanted to give the English people a Prayer Book that was thoroughly Scriptural—"the pure Word of God," a Prayer Book that would cultivate in them a faith that was grounded in the Scriptures. The 1552 Prayer Book in its 1559 edition would be the Prayer Book for almost 100 years.


To read the rest of the article click here: Anglicans Ablaze: A Fork in the Road: A Plea for a Biblically Faithful Ordinal


4 comments:

aaytch said...

I certainly agree with using the word "fork" here, but while Jordan supposes it's a fork in the road demonstrating an opportunity for ACNA to make the right choice, I think we should just stick a fork in it, because ACNA is done.

Charlie J. Ray said...

The problem started with the formation of the denomination. It was Anglo-Catholic from the get go.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Thanks for your input, Hudson...

Reformation said...

I never saw the fork in the first place.

Just a rivulet or small river of 100K off TEC. Only w/o gay ordinations.

Who needs academic arguments contra: episcopacy. The living exhibits suffice as a rebuttal alone.

What fork in the road?

This is more Utopianism and wishful thinking.

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