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Article 20: Church Authority

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 20 states: XX. Of the Authority of the Church The Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: And yet … Continue reading

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Who is God? – summarizing Articles 1-5

The 39 Articles of Religion begin with the absolute basic questions of reality: who is God?  This is the heart of the definition of theology, explaining who and what God is. The liturgy of the Anglican tradition, as ordered in … Continue reading

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Article 16: Sin after Baptism

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 16 states: XVI. Of Sin after Baptism Not every deadly sin willingly committed after Baptism is sin against the Holy Ghost, and unpardonable. Wherefore the grant … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Easter Week

Although Holy Week gets far more attention in popular piety, Easter Week also has a special set of daily services.  For just as the events surrounding Christ’s passion and death require a full week to unpack and explore, so too … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: the Easter Vigil

Although Holy Week gets far more attention in popular piety, Easter Week also has a special set of daily services.  For just as the events surrounding Christ’s passion and death require a full week to unpack and explore, so too … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Exceptions to the Norm

As even the casual observer of Anglican worship will notice, the liturgy is pretty ‘fixed.’  Very little variation happens from week to week – the majority of the worship service is identical every time we celebrate it. For the most … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Alleluia

Seasoned Anglicans, Episcopalians, Catholics, Orthodox, and other liturgical Christians are familiar with the practice of suppressing the word “alleluia” during the season of Lent, but oftentimes we forget just why we do this. Halleluia is a Hebrew composite word: “hallelu” … Continue reading

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