I have received numerous comments privately and on the Anglo-Catholic Central forum, for which I am very thankful. Please accept my gratitude, all who passed on your thoughts to me. As a result, please see the second draft of the Anglican Mass in Modern English. Again, I welcome your critique.
After seeing the products of attempts to translate parts of the 1662 BCP and the U.S. 1928 BCP into modern English with varying degrees of success, I was about to give up, as have so many, the idea that liturgy could be written in modern English without sounding either pedestrian or trendy – or horrible. […]
....While there is much in GAFCON’s Statement and the Declaration that I find similarly accurate and encouraging, there are also things in them – and things absent from them – which leave me disappointed, uneasy, and fearful....
The Global Anglican Future Conference (www.gafcon.org) has finished. The semi-conservative attendees have produced a statement, the Jerusalem Declaration, for which they commend themselves and assert that they have chosen not to split or leave the Anglican Communion, but to reform it. Alas, what they have in mind is no reform-of-the-reform to reverse the damages of […]