Category Archives: Sacraments

Talking Eucharist with The Collect Call

We just returned from the summer’s second major trip; M was doing the triathlon national championships in Wisconsin. I’d hoped to see some blog folks while we were up there, but between race preparations and managing children very little of … Continue reading

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Rite III EP for the Young: A Modest Proposal

Background The ’79 Book of Common Prayer has two formal “rites.” “Rite I” uses traditional language and retains a direct connection with the classical Anglican liturgies of the earlier Books of Common Prayer; “Rite II” uses contemporary language and reflects … Continue reading

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Reflections on CWOB

I’ve been thinking, writing, and talking to groups around the church for a while on the topic of Communion Without Baptism (CWOB). With the persistence of the topic at this year’s General Convention, I’m gathering some of my key thoughts … Continue reading

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Sacramental Theology 101: Baptism and Eucharist

[Note: This is a piece I wrote and posted on the Episcopal Cafe in advance of the 77th General Convention in 2012 in relation to a resolution in favor of communing the unbaptized.] The Episcopal Church is a big-tent organization … Continue reading

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Quick Thought on Eucharist, Communion, and A044

Joseph Jungmann’s The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development is an indisputable classic in the field of liturgy and is one of the great works that defines the thought of the Liturgical Renewal Movement which triumphed in … Continue reading

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Sacramental Ecclesiology

If you haven’t read this piece on Children and the Eucharist, you should. The writer has accurately identified the next big theological crisis facing the Episcopal Church. All of the questions around communing children, the place of Confirmation, if/whether/how “First … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Eucharist: Part 3

Ok—this is the final section. It began here with the Anatomy of the Eucharist, Part 1 and continued with Anatomy of the Eucharist, Part 2. With this, I have finally concluded drafting my chapter on the Eucharist. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Eucharist: Part 2

This is the second part of the Eucharist chapter that started here. ———————————- The Word of God Rite One Rite Two Required? Variation [hymn, psalm, or anthem] [hymn, psalm, or anthem] Optional Weekly Opening Greeting/Response Opening Greeting/Response Optional Seasonal Collect … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Eucharist: Part 1

Ok—here begins the drive-by of the Eucharistic rites in the Book of Common Prayer… ——————————————– The Shape of the Eucharist Despite the variety of options available, any prayer book Eucharist still has a fundamental shape and character that defines it. … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Spirituality: The Body of Christ

This contains the (current) contents of what will likely be the last substantive chapter in the book. Again—all of that (order, contents, etc.) could change once the editors take a look at it, but that’s how I’m seeing it. I’m … Continue reading

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