I am a writer and consultant. My church home is the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street Church) in central London, where I serve at the altar and help with adult education at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre. I recently became the chair of Council at Newman University, a small Catholic university in Birmingham. I write here in a purely personal capacity.

Cranmer’s language considered unorthodox and harmful

A scholar in liturgy who is also a professor of renaissance English and a convert from Anglicanism to Orthodoxy says that use of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer material by English-speaking Antiochian Orthodox communities is harmful in many ways — in essence, it imports heresy into the liturgy. Much of his critique is relevant to the Ordinariate use of Prayer Book language and texts.

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