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How Anglicans Worship – Part 2

August 4, 2013

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The Opening Rite (continued) The rest of the opening rite, after the preparation, starts with the Introit.  This is one of the so-called minor propers, that change for the day and match the readings and prayers.  The Introit begins with the celebrant ascending to the altar, kissing it in reverent recognition of its holiness and […]

How Anglicans Worship – Part 1

August 3, 2013

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I thought it might be a good time to begin a new series of blog posts, walking through the liturgy as it were, and focusing on things as they come up.  We’ll come back later to talk about private preparation prayers, and instead we’ll begin with the public part of the service.  What I hope […]

How to Use the Anglican Missal

July 29, 2013

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One stumbling block a layman (or for that matter, a priest) may encounter when beginning to use the Anglican Missal is trying to find things and get organized.  To that end, I had prepared the attached little document.  You may find it handy to print it double sided on card stock and slip it into […]

Where do you find that in the Bible?

April 23, 2013

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The title of this blog post is a question that we run into from time to time.  When we hear it we know immediately that the interlocutor has been exposed to a concept called Sola Scriptura.  What is Sola Scriptura? It is a teaching found among a number of sects and cults that the “Bible […]

Back to Basics

March 9, 2013

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Here is the first installment of a class entitled “Back to Basics” that Fr Sutter has taught in a variety of parishes.  Your feedback is coveted. Back to Basics 1 – What is Anglicanism?

Continuing Church Bishops Send Open Letter to ACNA

December 21, 2012

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The ACC has joined with four other Continuing Church jurisdictions in calling on the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) to return to its classical Anglican roots. Signed by Archbishops Grundorf (APA), Haverland (ACC), Marsh (ACA), and Robinson (UECNA), as well as Bishop Paul Hewett of the DHC, the letter is further evidence of the […]

Things Christians Think about Christianity That Aren’t True

August 13, 2012

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This is the third part of an ongoing series about – well – mistakes that some Christians and some Christian groups make about what Christianity believes or teaches.  In other words, “what isn’t Christianity!”  In the first two installments, we looked at six wrong notions: 1.  Christianity is about keeping the rules. 2. Christians believe […]

A Few More Things about Christianity that Just Aren’t So

August 11, 2012

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Although no comments were posted about the first installment of this series, I’ll plunge on where angels fear to blog and share some more foolish misconceptions that have become attached to Christianity–in error.  Picking up where the last left off, let’s go on in the Scripture vein. 4. Christians believe that the Bible is the […]

A Few Ideas about Christianity that are Wrong

July 30, 2012

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Over a nice cup of French Roast yesterday I had the occasion to mention to a priest friend that lately I’ve been pondering a list of wrong things that people believe.  I don’t mean wrong things that are thought by people outside the Church, although there sure are plenty of those.  I mean wrong things […]

Ancient Worship…Timeless Faith

May 18, 2012

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A few years ago, a fellow priest (hi Jerry!) and I began using the phrase with which I’ve titled this post on websites and printed matter to refer to our traditional Anglican liturgy.  We had realized that the word “traditional” had come to have some bad connotations…for example, to a Roman Catholic, it meant “all […]

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