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Ministerial Overkill

One of the more unpleasant things one can observe about liturgy is almost exclusively limited to the modern types of Anglicans, such as those found in the new Anglican Church in North America and its constituent bodies—at least those that still actually practice liturgy. Now, I’ve only seen the problem myself in North America, but I’m reliably informed the problem can be found on other continents as well. For once I’m not writing critically about traditionalists such as those in the “continuing” Anglican groups; this symptom of liturgical dysfunction is nearly impossible to have with traditional liturgy. I write, of course, about the unnecessary multiplication of lay ministers of the Eucharist.

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