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[Answer from high-church Anglican/Catholic perspective.] The deacon is not censed — or should not be censed — at the reading of the gospel. The thurifer should hand the thurible to the deacon, who censes the book. The thurifer generally remains while the gospel is read, and indeed the gospel may end up proclaimed from within the cloud. Incense ...


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The Sovereign is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The Head of the Church is Christ, not the Sovereign. Although the Act of Supremacy of 1534 gave Henry VIII the style "supreme head of the Church of England", doubts were expressed about it and when the Act was reaffirmed by a similar Act in 1559 (having been repealed by Queen Mary I in 1555) ...


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Just in case you were wondering, the Archbishop of Sydney is not the chief clergyman of the Anglican Church of Australia. That is Dr Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane. Also, methods of appointing bishops differ very much within the Anglican church. Typically they are elected by a synod. In the Church of England they are nominally appointed by the ...


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At this point nothing is really very certain, but many sources (Anglican and external) cite John Sentamu (Archbishop of (/"for") York) as the most likely candidate, who is Ugandan by origin (so no, not restricted to "English English", although he is a British Commonwealth citizen). Re approach - Dr. Williams has been working tirelessly as a conciliatory ...


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Funny you should ask. I was ordained in the Baptist church, but I've really come to believe that I personally needed to Bette connected to an ancient church, so within the last month, I have begun that process. Here in the Diocese of Virginia (TEC), ordination candidates with an M. Div. are required to take approx. 1 years addtl training before being ...


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The name 'devotionals' is actually fairly common, not just among high-church Christians. I've heard it used by Baptists, Mennonites, Anglicans of different persuasions and all sorts of people. There's nothing special about the name. "Our Daily Bread" describes itself as a 'daily devotional' and is certainly not 'high church'. The same applies to devotionals ...


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There are up to 5 steps to Appointing the Archbishop in the Sydney diocess: Stage 1 - Nominations Stage 2 - Select List Stage 3 - Final List Stage 4 - Final Choice of a Nominee Stage 5 - Offer, Acceptance, Declaration of Election etc To be nominated (stage 1) 2 people from Synod must nominate a duly qualified person via a nomination form before synod ...


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Aquinas taught transubstantiation -- the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist: Some men accordingly, not paying heed to these things, have contended that Christ's body and blood are not in this sacrament except as in a sign, a thing to be rejected as heretical, since it is contrary to Christ's words... He is invisibly under the species of this ...


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In the Church of England the process is described in detail on this website. Candidates for the priesthood are selected by a discernment process. This will involve your priest and your bishop among others. The process is going to be a relatively long process, and usually involve a Selection Conference, where the candidate spends a weekend with other ...


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After discussing this with our rector, I discovered that the key bone of contention is Section 4, the enforcement mechanism (or lack thereof) that holds the Anglican Communion together. The subtext of disagreement, of course, is the subject of the authority of the Scripture in Anglican life. Probably the most visible manifestation of this debate is the ...


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It's an old word, not usually used as a noun these days. OED has †B. n. A devotional composition; a form of prayer or worship. Obs. rare. 1659 J. Gauden Ἱερα Δακρυα 87 In their disputings against the Devotionals of the Church of England. The use of what are now adjectives as nouns wasn't particularly uncommon in the seventeenth ...


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Numbers in the three current Personal Ordinariates are the easy part of the question: UK (Our Lady of Walsingham): about 90 clergy and 1300 lay people; US (Chair of S Peter): about 100 clergy and 1400 lay people; Australia (Our Lady of the Southern Cross): single figures. The Australian Ordinariate was only set up a month ago. It appears not even to have ...


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This FaithWorld article says that the higher estimates of the membership of the Traditional Anglican Communion as about 400,000 worldwide. This compares with about 85 million Anglicans worldwide. However the TAC does not represent all Anglo-Catholics. Anglo-Catholicism is not a well-defined group, but it is certainly much larger than 400,000. Wikipedia has ...


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I believe that it will be final. Until the heads of diocese who voted in the negative die, or leave their leadership positions, as well as a compelling case being made for it, the Church of England simply has no reason to join. It gives other churches power within the Anglican Church that there's no reason to relinquish. As I see it, the accord will simply ...


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tl;dr> No. Quick insight to the lack of use of the Book of Homilies can be seen in the fact that the book itself has technically been out of print in England since 2003. The Book of Homilies is primarily an artifact from a condition that is not nearly as prevalent today. At the time of the 39 articles (in the mid 1500s), two conditions conspired to make ...


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While the actual Book of Homilies itself went out of print in 2003, copies of the Books of Homilies can be found here. The basic idea of a Book of homilies was simple. You needed qualified ministers to preach, but often a lack of training conspired to restrict the number of qualified applicants to a supply less than the demand warranted. This link in ...


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As per Wkipedia, the Second Book of Homilies is a book of twenty-one sermons written mainly by Bishop John Jewel and published in 1571. Thomas Cranmer and other English reformers saw the need for local congregations to be taught Christian theology and practice. Before the English Reformation, the liturgy was conducted entirely in Latin, to which the ...



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