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.
And that includes a pick-your-own-adventure Book of “Common” Prayer:
Episode 9 has dropped with the whole gang present and accounted for. This is part 8 in our series.
It is good to see Archbishop Robinson, of the UECNA, blogging again in this latest installment from The North American Anglican. It is a great reflection on Anglican theology in a time in which many seem to pick and choose what their “Anglicanism” in a manner that reflects choosing your flavor of ice cream.
In the end, picking one’s own flavor has one end result: your faith turns out to be a mirror and you are worshiping yourself.
Fight for the formularies. Fight for the faith once delivered. Stay between the bookends.
Masterful article from The Davenant Institute’s Dr. Brad Littlejohn that every Protestant should read: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/38a60f6bc26076242dc6c0939/files/c759b966-c1d6-4027-95ae-654e858f6fb0/Eucharist_print.pdf
Dr. Littlejohn makes an excellent point that the presence of Christ was not disputed by the Magisterial Reformers. Instead, the debate regards whether the bread and wine remain after its consecration for distribution to the laity.
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With the return of the Miserable Offenders Podcast, presented by the fine people of The North American Anglican.
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An amazing and pastoral sermon series on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion brought to you by St. John’s Hartford from across the pond: https://www.stjohnshartford.org/faith/sermon-recordings/messages/series/our-anglican-faith-the-39-articles?start=20