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No. Canon 844 says: Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone, who likewise receive them licitly from Catholic ministers alone. So Catholics may receive sacraments licitly from Catholic ministers alone. There are exceptions. In the case of Communion Whenever necessity requires it or ...


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I think there are two basic answers to your question. The first, and simple answer is: Many Protestant churches do not allow divorce. Some congregations deny membership rights to people who are divorced. The more direct, and also more complex, answer to your question is: Many protestant churches permit divorce because there is simply nothing they can do ...


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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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As Matthew 19:18 states, Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. Jesus is clearly pointing out that divorce is, in fact, legal. It is bad, but it is permissible. To turn it into an iron-clad law is then much like laws concerning the Sabbath - Jesus values the ...


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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of England", doubts were expressed about it and when the Act was reaffirmed by a similar Act in 1559 (having been repealed by Queen Mary I in 1555) ...


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The 39 Articles are the foundational document of Anglicanism (though not all Anglicans accept them now). The major points of difference with Catholicism which are explained in the Articles are: Anglicanism does not accept the books of the Apocrypha as inspired. (Article 6) Anglicanism says that our righteousness before God is based only on the merit of ...


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The same way that the Catholics do. Anglicans consider themselves catholic and reformed. The Anglican church was the Catholic Church in England until the reformation when they stopped recognizing the authority of the Pope. "The roots of the Church of England go back to the time of the Roman Empire when Christianity entered the Roman province of ...


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In 2006, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church affirmed its support for the theory of evolution, resolving by Resolution 2006-A129: That God is Creator, in accordance with the witness of Scripture and the ancient Creeds of the Church; and That the theory of evolution provides a fruitful and unifying scientific explanation for the ...


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For Catholics, it's using the right hand, forehead-chest-left shoulder-right shoulder. The Sign of the Cross (from the Fountain of Catholic Knowledge, OFFICE OF CATHOLIC PUBLICATIONS, Imprimatur, 1877; and from THE CATECHIST, by the Very Rev. Canon Howe, Imprimatur, 1898) MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS The Sign of the Cross is a sacramental ...


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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 were many people involved in the formation of the Anglican church, and they had different purposes for it. The most prominent initial issue was of course Henry VIII's desire to get a divorce. But equally significant was the authority of Rome in England: Henry passed laws prohibiting legal appeals to Rome, and removing the church's authority to make ...


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Prior to Christ, a priest was needed to help make sacrifice to receive forgiveness: Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. And the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. - Leviticus 4:20 ESV The reason that Protestants don't consider confession a sacrament ...


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Yes, St. Polycarp (A.D. 69-155). The early Church Father St. Polycarp. He was put in fire, yet he did not burn. We read in The Martyrdom of Polycarp: This, then, was carried into effect with greater speed than it was spoken, the multitudes immediately gathering together wood and fagots out of the shops and baths; the Jews especially, according to ...


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This comes under Canon B15A. The only essential prerequisite is baptism. Other than that: If you're a member of the C of E, you should be confirmed (or at least want to be confirmed) to take communion. Any baptised person who can take communion in their own church can take communion in the C of E. (Assuming their own church believes in the Trinity.) If you'...


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The Anglican church in many places is extremely lax in disciplining or evicting those with heretical beliefs. Historical Anglicanism had no capacity for non-Trinitarianism, and even though the foundational documents of the Prayer Book and the 39 Articles are accepted to varying extents in various provinces, one of the foundations of the Anglican Communion ...


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At the end of the Holy Communion service in the Church of England Book of Common Prayer are 9 rubrics (i.e. rules or notes) the seventh of which begins: And note, that every Parishioner shall communicate at the least three times in the year, of which Easter to be one. Prior to the Reformation, constitution 21 of the Fourth Lateran Council, 1215, ...


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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)? Do not know if this counts, but it is an interesting story anyway. I personally would find it miraculous to be healed by Mary, the Mother of Jesus in person! What an honour Our Lady showed to the Carmelite saint of Palestine. St. Miriam of Jesus Crucified (January ...


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According to its wikipedia article, the Anglican publication 'Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England' was launched in the year 2000 and was a successor to the Alternative Service Book (ASB) of 1980, which was an authorized alternative to the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. The form of the wedding service in the first trial use volume ...


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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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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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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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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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I submit that there may be a practical reason for the sing-songy voice, and I have tested the reason myself, with the help of a friend. First, I read a passage from Scripture in a normal speaking voice, at normal volume, from the lectern in a large, "traditionally" furnished Episcopal church, and had my friend move back in the nave as I was speaking until ...


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Up until the time of the Reformation, the line of apostolic succession is the same between the Church of England and Roman Catholicism. The English Reformation initially had more in common with the historic schisms* than with other iterations of the Reformation, though through the influence of Thomas Cranmer, the first post-Reformation Archbishop of ...


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Anglican would, for the most part, not disagree with the assessment given by the Catholic church in the linked questions. Islamic teaching - specifically the teaching of Muhammed in the Quran - is explicitly and intentionally contradictory with Christian teaching and Christian scriptures. It would be hard to make the case of Muhammad being a 'true prophet of ...


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Anglican Churches and Episcopal churches are almost all members of the Anglican Communion, a group of churches all associated with the Church of England. As such they all subscribe to a similar theology - e.g. the historic creeds, ordained minsters overseen by bishops, infant baptism, liturgy, sacraments. You can read more details at the Anglican Communion ...


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I believe that Catholic Hierarchy is currently the best tool for showing apostolic succession. Keep in mind that written records only exist going back to the Renaissance, and they get spottier as we go back in history. However, looking at (for example) the page for Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, scrolling down past the “events” table and “micro-data ...


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Introduction Polkinghorne briefly states his conception of the soul in the introduction to The God of Hope and the End of the World: The soul ... is conceived of as the information-bearing pattern carried by the matter of the body, a revival in modern dress of the Aristotelian-Thomistic idea of the soul as the form of the body. It is claimed to be a ...


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First of all, let us deal with the origins of the term "dog Collar". The term "Dog Collar" is a nickname of Anglican origin for the neckband of a clerical shirt or a Roman Collar (of the Catholic Church) in the UK. Dog Collar An Anglican nickname for the collar that accompanies a neckband shirt—it actually does look something like a flea collar, ...


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