Liturgical Reform, Human and Divine

The challenges confronting the contemporary Church are well-known. Scandals, war, poverty, poor leadership, and the growing phenomenon of addiction challenge pastors in every corner of the globe. The time for responding with creativity is at hand: implementation of liturgical reform has the capacity to form Christians who can remain faithful as they negotiate these times of troubles.

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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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