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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Liturgical Language and Technology: One Priest’s Experience of PowerPoint Projections for Worship

At best, the slides employed by the congregation at Grace Church Van Vorst help foster a vibrant and diverse community. They allow for easy integration of texts from various traditions, including praise songs, alternative creedal statements and music, and other contemporary materials. At worst, the slide show represents a kind of shift: what used to be simply clericalism has become instead control and dominance by a small and self-selecting group.

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