Communion without Baptism is in the news again, but not from the Episcopal Church this time. Rather, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, an ecumenical partner (and the church in which I was raised), is in the midst of its Churchwide Assembly—analogous to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention. I haven’t
…if there are any, that is… The current OF Roman kalendar is waiting in the wings at the breviary, but I received a suggestion that I should include the Lutheran or other protestant kalendars for my non-Anglican/Roman readers. Is there sufficient interest and a large enough body of Lutheran/protestant sorts
As reported here by the NCR Interesting—the Apostolic Constitution isn’t even out yet, is it? The Philly crowd will naturally recognize the spokesman—Bishop Moyer—which makes me wonder if this is just the British crowd…
I just want all to know that I stand willing and eager to assist ++Rowan and Fr. Gordon Reid in assisting the thousands of new converts expected any minute now in the Anglican Church (Roman Rite).
The Roman blog New Liturgical Movement is a frequently if not daily read for some of us non-Romans/protestants who point our liturgical eyes across the Tiber. Long militating for recognition of the splendors of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) and the reform of the reforms of Vatican II, some readers
In the face of a spate of recent criticisms of the new (ELCA) Lutheran worship book, the Lutheran Zephyr raises an important set of questions and issues. He writes: When large numbers of congregations reject the beloved traditions enshrined within Lutheran Book of Worship (and Service Book and Hymnal), what
Lee points us to a must-read article by Philip Pfatteicher, one of the Grand Masters of American Lutheran liturgy. He writes a devastating critique of the new ELCA work, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, and damns the new LCMS Lutheran Service Book with faint praise. In particular, he focuses upon what these
I want to ponder both the possibilities and limitations of common prayer as we head deeper into this new century. There’s no doubt that things are changing. For decades Christian denominations have positioned themselves in relationship to one another primarily through their responses to modernism. Thus, there was a great