Thursday, February 16, 2006

Is the Anglican Communion Worth Saving?

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Anonymous said...

Okay, I read Mr. Kimel's post and I agree that the Cantuar communion is running on the Erastian fumes of the British empire. Like the empire,it is gone, though vestigages like the British Commonwealth and the Anglican Communion linger on for a season.

What is worth saving in an anuthentical and edifying expression of the Apostolic Faith in the English idiom. Yes, even the English are worthy of a customary and should not be squeezed into the banal uniformity of the Novus Ordo or even the glorious Lirugy of St. John Chrysostom.

Unfortantely, Anglo-Catholicism has been attempting to force English Christianity into a Tridentine/Counter-Reformation mold. Period piece Christianity has little broad appeal or evangelical potential as the failed Anglo-Catholic and Old Catholic movements have shown.

Wither the Old High Churchmen? The true catholic Anglicans. Where have all the good men gone? (One must remember the core of the Tractarian movement was High Church and anti-Trent and anti-Counter Reformation. Only the radical Tractarians like Ward and Newman supported the doctrinal Tridentinism and only their Ritualist (read: Anglo-Catholic progeny support Counter Reformation ritual and ceremony).

Pontificator said...

Of related interest is the latest piece at .