Dodging the Important Questions on Priests and the Holy Communion

Chris Findley's piece (Why) Are Priests and the Liturgy Necessary for Holy Communion? is an interesting exploration of the topic, but it's also (for me at least) an illustration of some of the weaknesses of the way Anglicans "do theology."  Perhaps it's too much to ask in one internet piece (which need to be brief …

Maybe We Missed the Messiah After All

An interesting account from A.H.M Jones' classic The Later Roman Empire, 284-602: a social, economic and administrative survey: We possess a curious contemporary document. Jacob, a Palestinian Jew who arrived at Carthage in 634, was seized and forcefully baptised under a recent law of Heraclius. Pondering the Scriptures in prison he came to the same …

The ANCA’s Liturgical Calendar for 2019-20

The ANCA's 2019 Book of Common Prayer is just starting its first full liturgical year, and the ACNA has thoughtfully put out this guide to same for this year.  You can download the Sunday, Holy Day, and Commemoration Lectionary, Year A ~ 2019–2020: The Anglican Church in North America, The Book of Common Prayer (2019) …

Gavin Ashenden Swims the Tiber

Yes, he does: An internationally renowned Anglican bishop and former chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is leaving the Anglican Church to become a Catholic. Bishop Gavin Ashenden will be received into full communion by Shrewsbury's Bp. Mark Davies on the fourth Sunday of Advent at Shrewsbury Cathedral, England. From the standpoint of the online Anglican-Episcopal world, this …

Tory Baucum: Another Loose Cannon Goes Overboard

It seems that I gravitate towards following the "loose cannons" on the Anglican warship.  In the past those included David Moyer (who ultimately did the right thing,) John Hepworth, Chuck Murphy, and later Tory Baucum, Truro Anglican's rector until this happened: The Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum, rector of Truro Anglican Church since 2007 has resigned, …

When God Threw His Wallet on the Table — vulcanhammer.info

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-pBKvmbZ5EA?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent One of the many “characters” in Vulcan’s long (144 year) history was Jesse H. Perry, Vulcan’s senior field service representative right up until his sudden death. As I mention elsewhere, it took a very special kind of person to do what Jess did. Construction is a high risk activity, and that’s especially true with …

Here’s a Bookmarked, Easy-to-Navigate PDF of the ACNA’s New Catechism — Anglican Pastor

As the Anglican Church in North America just recently announced, the PDF of the new “Approved” edition of the Catechism is now available. Crossway will be publishing this edition of To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism in early 2020. You can pre-order a copy on Amazon here (affiliate link). I’ve added bookmarks to the… via …

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