We are approaching the end of our read-through of the 39 Articles of Religion. Please remember to rate and subscribe to the podcast so others can find it better.
Good news, the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd – Pelham podcast has dropped its second episode in the series of reading through the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion. This newest episode picks up at Article 6 and finishes with Article 10. As promised, this is a read through that is akin to an audio book but there is a small discussion demonstrating the difference between the U.S. version of Article 8 from how Article 8 was originally drafted.
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Also, we recorded the First Office of Instruction from the 2003 REC Book of Common Prayer as a service and plan on doing the Second Office soon. The REC BCP version is spot on with the 1928 BCP except for a few very minor additions, namely breaking up the Ten Commandments into more questions. The responses remain the same. We hope to record more parts of the classic prayer book, especially the 1662 Catechism and the 1928 American Family Prayer Offices to assist families with their devotional life.
The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd – Pelham, Alabama podcast is beginning a series on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion where I am reading through the articles. No commentary, just the pure, unadulterated, and straightforward theology of the articles from the 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer.
If you have never read the AoR or you are familiar with them but would like an audio version then this series is for you. Ministers may want to use this series to walk through the AoR with their parish and to use with their catechizing class for confirmands.
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You can review the final text on the website. Unfortunately, the Family Prayer section continues to follow the 1979 TEC BCP and did not incorporate the reforms I proposed based on the 1928 BCP, which in turn was based upon Bishop Edmund Gibson’s original work.
Additionally, the ACNA Liturgy Task Force did not restore “miserable offenders” to the general confession in the daily office. I am genuinely curious what the task force thoughts were regarding the feedback it received prior to the deadline last November.
I will refrain from rendering a judgment until after I have a copy to review and use it for a sufficient period of time. Based upon the trial texts it is an improvement on the 1979 TEC BCP, but I must continue to lament that the task force did not start with the 2003 REC Modern Language BCP and then work from there in adding services where needed. Then the BCP could have been kept relatively small and additional services could have been published as a Book of Occasional Services, which the REC has done and was common in the past.
One last note, since women’s ordination has not been addressed by ACNA, it is curious the 2019 BCP would be formerly adopted since the Ordinal would need to be amended if ACNA restores a male-only priesthood and/or diaconate.