The meaning of freedom:what the Catechism teaches about obedience to God’s commandments.

Mar 1, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: In the fourth in my series on the teaching of the Prayer Book Catechism I am going to look at how freedom and obedience to God’s commandments fit together. In contemporary British Society (as in the Western world as a whole) there is general agreement that freedom is a good thing. Furthermore, freedom has a very particular meaning. It is understood to mean the right of each individual to decide for themselves how they should live their lives. As Richard Bauckham explains, in a...

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Why we should be grateful: What the Catechism teaches about what God has done for us.

Feb 22, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: In the third of my series of posts on the teaching of the Prayer Book Catechism I shall look at the topic of gratitude. In contemporary British society, as in the Western world as a whole, there is division over what constitutes morally acceptable behaviour. However, there is general agreement that people ought to be grateful. When people have something good done for them by other people, whether family members, friends, work colleagues, or those in the front line of the fight...

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Hundreds of people tune into church’s Morning and Night Prayer services

Feb 9, 2021 by

from the Church of England website: Prayer services dating back to the early days of Christianity have enjoyed a big revival at a Middlesex church during the pandemic.. Daily Morning and Night Prayer, or compline, are attracting online congregations of more than 200 people at a time at St Mary’s Church in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, since the first lockdown in England. Before the pandemic, Morning and Night Prayer were said by clergy in the parish usually without a congregation. During the...

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Church of England parish boosts its flock 20-FOLD after adopting traditional services from the 500-year-old Book of Common Prayer

Dec 30, 2020 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: A Church of England parish has boosted its flock 20-fold after adopting traditional services abandoned by most Anglicans. By 2010, St Marylebone in central London had seen its regular congregation fall to just six people. But since the Rev Canon Dr Stephen Evans began to conduct services from the 500-year-old Book of Common Prayer attendance has risen. It now stands at 100-plus, despite virus restrictions. Dr Evans says the old prayer book’s ‘rich liturgical and...

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Truth and Tradition

Dec 4, 2020 by

by Dr Philip Murray: Philip Murray considers his own sense of call to faith and to priesthood, and questions if the Church of England risks its own identity by its enthusiasm to seem relevant, asking questions about truth, tradition and seeking a younger more diverse church. On 29 April 2011 the most unexpected thing happened to me. A gently enthusiastic if not wholly uncritical monarchist, I’d gathered with a small group of friends to watch the broadcast of the wedding of Prince William and...

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Marriage According to the Book of Common Prayer

Aug 24, 2020 by

Throughout the month of September, “Lift Up Hearts, Gafcon!” will offer a series of devotions on the subject of “Marriage According to the Book of Common Prayer” by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll, Professor Emeritus at Trinity School for Ministry and former Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University. Dr. Noll serves as Consultant on Marriage, Family and the Single Life for the Anglican Church in North America.   The topics for each week (31 August – 2 October) are: Biblical Foundations of...

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