Questions tagged [anglicanism]

Churches of an Anglican heritage descended from the Protestant reformation in England

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5 votes
1 answer
65 views

Why doesn't the Episcopal Church (USA) use the title ‘Archbishop’?

Most Churches in the Anglican Communion make use of the title of 'Archbishop', particularly for heads of provinces or Churches within the Communion. However, the Episcopal Church in the USA (despite ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
232 views

How does the Anglican Church defend its legitimacy due to the circumstances of its founding?

The Anglican Church (AKA The Church of England) was founded in 1543, and still remains the primary denomination in England, and has made many important contributions, such as the King James Version of ...
user avatar
  • 3,908
2 votes
4 answers
886 views

Would the Anglican Church consider themselves Protestant?

I tend to use “Protestant” as a broad definition to refer to anyone that does not hold to the doctrine of the Catholic or [eastern] Orthodox Church. However, in my conversations with many Lutherans ...
user avatar
  • 3,908
0 votes
1 answer
77 views

What options do Anglican clergy have if they run out of holy oil to anoint the sick?

Church of England clergy obtain holy oils to anoint the sick - or those receiving the sacraments of the church - at the annual service at their cathedral, the Chrism Service. This has become harder to ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
164 views

What does the Anglican Church teach about being born again?

There are several questions on Christianity Stack Exchange about being born again (or born from above) and how this relates to baptism, including infant baptism. However, the question I have been ...
user avatar
  • 24.3k
1 vote
2 answers
146 views

Has the Anglo-Catholic understanding of suicide changed in the 20th-21st century enough to render Chesterton's comparison with martyrdom irrelevant?

In "Orthodoxy" G.K. Chesterton compares in multiple places the difference in attitude between people who kill themselves and people who let themselves be killed for Jesus' sake. The ...
user avatar
  • 33.8k
3 votes
2 answers
177 views

Why is the Church of England planning a formal “act of repentance” to apologise to the Jewish community for the expulsion of Jews in 1290?

The 1222 Synod of Oxford approved of two canons aimed against Jews living in England. The Synod was held on the 11th of June, and presided over by Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury and ...
user avatar
  • 24.3k
5 votes
1 answer
83 views

Within Anglicanism, what is the Biblical Basis for certainty that baptised infants who die will be saved?

In the Church of England Book of Common Prayer the following statement is made: It is certain by God's Word, that children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual sin, are undoubtedly ...
user avatar
  • 7,118
5 votes
2 answers
144 views

St. Albans Psalter - history of manuscripts used to translate the Psalms

Recently I had cause to do research into the St. Albans Psalter. My task was to ascertain if the Latin translation of the Psalms was biblical and to establish which manuscripts formed the basis for ...
user avatar
  • 24.3k
1 vote
1 answer
736 views

Is Panentheism a heresy?

I’ve been exploring Panentheism (not to be confused with Pantheism) and certain elements speak to my own experience of God. I also understand that this theology is embraced by some contemporary ...
user avatar
  • 21
0 votes
1 answer
230 views

How do the (Roman) Catholic Church and the (Anglican) Church of Uganda view "wife inheritance"?

There is a cultural practice in parts of Africa in which a young widow is required to marry her dead husband's brother, male cousin or other relation. This is sometimes referred to as wife inheritance....
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
115 views

What is the significance of apostolic succession in Anglicanism?

So my understanding of the issue is as follows: the C of E says it has apostolic succession and it’s bishops can trace themselves back to the apostles. But I thought one of the principles of the ...
user avatar
  • 163
5 votes
2 answers
367 views

What is the Anglican and Episcopalian basis for viewing the Trinity as a family that should contain a feminine element?

A recent question on Christianity Stack (about monotheism and the Trinity) suggested that since Christians present the Trinity as a “family” it must contain a feminine element. This came as news to ...
user avatar
  • 24.3k
2 votes
3 answers
689 views

Do Anglicans use Latin anymore? If so, how much and for what?

Hi so I'm a Latin student and I was just wondering.
user avatar
  • 163
6 votes
6 answers
2k views

Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any saints that should have died but didn't, not like they dodged a moving train, but rather something like were stabbed in the heart but didn't bleed, or something. And when they did die, ...
user avatar
  • 329
5 votes
1 answer
173 views

Did the 19th Century Anglican Church have exorcism rituals or prayers?

Did the 19th Century Anglican Church have exorcism rituals? I can't see any in the Book of Common Prayer. Is there somewhere else they might be? I heard somewhere that only bishops could perform ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
188 views

What were the godparent requirements back in the 1960s?

My mother was baptised in the Catholic Church in the 1960s. I received information that her godfather (her uncle on her father's side) might not have been Catholic but rather Anglican. Could an ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
417 views

What is the purpose of praying over the water at an Church of England baptism?

The Church if England baptism liturgy in 'Common Worship' includes a 'prayer over the water'. There is a choice of two prayers, here: Prayer over the Water . Catholic Anglicans seem to readily ...
user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
160 views

What kind of baptism do the Anglican's practice?

I came across By April the group was in danger of a split. Taylor admitted his folly in rebaptizing Anglicans and never again swerved from a true interdenominational position. in James Hudson ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
139 views

Was there an official Church of England response to the 2002 survey of clergy beliefs?

A 2002 survey of nearly 2000 Church of England clergy uncovered some worrying statistics: a third doubted or disbelieved in the physical resurrection only half were convinced of the truth of the ...
user avatar
  • 18.3k
7 votes
2 answers
702 views

What is the present attitude of the Church of England towards the 39 articles and the 33 Homilies?

The Thirty Nine Articles of the Church of England, together with the Thirty Three Homilies were, at one time, accepted as the authoritative statement of doctrine and practice within the Church of ...
user avatar
  • 19.3k
3 votes
1 answer
554 views

According to Anglicanism, is the Pope the Antichrist?

In the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XXV, article 6, we read: There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but ...
user avatar
  • 4,471
2 votes
1 answer
172 views

Does the Anglican Church teach that faithful are immediately reunited with loved ones?

Watching the days of news coverage following the death of George HW Bush (41st President of the USA) has me asking for the Anglican Church’s view on what happens upon the death of a faithful member. ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
545 views

Anglican Absolution

In Anglicanism, both justification by faith alone (article 11 of the 39) and priestly absolution (found within the order of the visitation of the sick in the BCP ) are doctrinal stances in the book ...
user avatar
  • 339
14 votes
1 answer
3k views

Is a Roman Catholic ever permitted to take the Anglican Eucharist?

According to the Catholic catechisms or canon law, is it ever canonically acceptable or lawful for a Roman Catholic to take of the Anglican communion?
user avatar
  • 339
9 votes
2 answers
380 views

What is the theological justification for the British monarch worshipping in the Church of Scotland, rather than the Scottish Episcopal Church?

When Queen Elizabeth II is in Scotland, she worships in the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland, rather than in the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is in full communion with the Church of England. The ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

What is the Anglican teaching on Hell?

What is the official teaching on hell in the Church of England? (Anglican). Please include sources. The 39 articles of faith make no mention of hell, so what other source makes statement on the ...
user avatar
  • 339
5 votes
1 answer
282 views

Is it in anyway lawfully possible for the Catholic Church to one day recognize the Anglican Church as having valid orders?

Is it in anyway lawfully possible for the Catholic Church to one day recognize the Anglican Church as having valid orders? If not why? If yes?...does the present day scope and political spectrum ...
user avatar
  • 339
3 votes
2 answers
587 views

What is the "Catholic Church" acording to Anglicanism?

I recently attended a service of the Church of England. There, the Nicene-­Constantinopolitan Creed was said. This creed contains the words I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wonder ...
user avatar
  • 4,471
1 vote
1 answer
962 views

Anglican apostolic succession

Isnt the fact that Thomas Cranmer (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cranmer) was validly ordained by the Roman Catholic Church certain proof that the Anglican Church holds valid apostolic ...
user avatar
  • 339
2 votes
3 answers
3k views

Can Catholics serve as godparents at an Anglican infant's baptism?

My wife and I (both Catholic) have been asked to serve as godparents at our niece's baptism. The child's parents are fully aware of our strong commitment to the Catholic faith. I've received ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
322 views

Do Anglicans believe the decision on the 66 book canon was infallible?

Do Anglicans believe that the decision taken on the 66 book canon was an infallible decision? (like the attitude the Catholic Church has to the definition of the Canon in the Council of Trent). If so,...
user avatar
  • 1,481
5 votes
4 answers
579 views

Can Patron Saints be "dethroned"?

For instance lets say there's a patron saint of infants, but that a recently canonized saint is clearly superior to the previous one when it comes to infants. Is it not then warrented to make the ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
205 views

How do the Personal Ordinariates differ from Anglicanism?

In 2009 Pope Benedict published an Apostolic Constitution called Anglicanorum Coetibus providing for the creation of Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans who wished to join the Roman Catholic Church. ...
user avatar
  • 7,118
5 votes
1 answer
1k views

When were the "three times a year" when one was supposed to receive communion?

In E.M. Forster's novel Maurice, the character Durham remarks that he had a row with his mother and explains: Why? On account of Christmas. I didn't want to communicate. You're supposed to receive ...
user avatar
  • 213
3 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why is St Martin "in-the-Fields"?

I was reading about the Anglican church St Martin-in-the-Fields and was curious about the in-the-Fields part of the name. It is named after Martin of Tours who was a saint in France during the 4th ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
166 views

Variances in the sacrament of confession

What are the different viewpoints between Anglicans, Orthodox churches and the Roman Church over the sacrament of Confession. Of course Roman Catholics must confess mortal sins to priest to be ...
user avatar
  • 339
0 votes
1 answer
340 views

" IN Quires and Places where they sing, here followeth the Anthem " (Book of Common Prayer 1662)

I am following the morning and evening prayers as guided in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. In both the morning and evening services there is a section which states: " IN Quires and Places ...
user avatar
  • 339
0 votes
2 answers
149 views

What is the Catholic/Anglican understanding of how the Sacrament of Reconciliation began?

How did the Sacrament of Reconciliation begin? I have tried to find this answer but can not trust Wikipedia and do not need any more answers for when it came to be.
user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
2 answers
834 views

What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?

What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops? I thought the Bible was explicitly clear: 1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority ...
user avatar
  • 339
5 votes
1 answer
341 views

How is Article XVII of the Articles of Religion defended by Arminians?

The beginning of Article 17 (XVII) of the Articles of Religion seems to me to clearly teach Calvinistic predestination: Predestination to Life is the everlasting purpose of God, whereby (before the ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
258 views

What liturgical calendar does the Anglican Ordinariate follow?

Is the liturgical calendar that the Anglican Ordinariates follow the same as the Novus Ordo (Ordinary Form) calendar, or the Tridentine (Extraordinary Form) calendar, or perhaps it is the same as the ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
130 views

Does the Anglican Use have the capacity and resources to celebrate daily mass and if so, are there any Ordinariate communities which do?

In the Roman rite we have the Tridentine liturgy (Extraordinary form) and the Novus Ordo liturgy (Ordinary form). Both of these liturgies have unique liturgical calendars, and unique cycles of ...
user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
20k views

What is the origin of vicars/priests wearing the white dog collar?

What is the origin of vicars/priests wearing the white dog collar, and is there a scriptural basis for such an item?
user avatar
  • 339
5 votes
3 answers
462 views

Why are Catholic bishops styled as archbishops?

In the British Isles, bishops of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Churches are all styled "Right Reverend"; archbishops are "Most Reverend": The Rt Revd John Smith, Bishop of ...
user avatar
  • 13.5k
4 votes
1 answer
4k views

Is there a 'correct' pattern for Anglicans and/or Roman Catholics when crossing yourself?

Some Anglicans 'cross themselves' at various points of an Anglican church service. It is common practice for Roman Catholics. Is there in standard Roman Catholic or Anglican catachesis / instruction ...
user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
511 views

How do Anglicans interpret the great crowd (144,000) of Revelation 7?

What is an overview of the Anglican understandings of who/what are the 144000 of Revelation 7? After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds ...
user avatar
  • 339
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

When Friday asks "Why God no kill the devil?" is Robinson Crusoe's response in line with Anglican theology?

In Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe, the titular character rescues a man from captivity and, since they initially can't communicate, decides to call him "Friday" because that was the day ...
user avatar
  • 6,167
2 votes
1 answer
128 views

What is considered "The Word of the Lord" in the Episcopal Liturgy

We finish the reading of scripture readings in the Episcopal church with the words: "The Word of the Lord". What does the Episcopal Church actually consider to be "The Word of the Lord?"
user avatar
5 votes
4 answers
664 views

Are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the Anglican communion?

I understand that the Anglican Church is trinitarian in belief. However, are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the communion? Any information both historical and present-day would be ...
user avatar
  • 339