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. […]