English Reformation

Part 6 of a series. What is meant by the English Reformation? The long struggle of the bishops, clergy, and laity in England in the 16th century to free the Church from certain unscriptural doctrines and superstitious practices which had grown up during the middle ages. Is the Church of England a new Church which […]

Origin of the Church of England

Part 5 of a series. What was the origin of the Church of England? Eusebius (A.D. 270) tells us that St. Paul traveled to the farthest limits of the West, and, in the time of Eusebius, this may have included the British Isles.  More probably Christianity came very early to Britain through travelers, soldiers, etc. […]

Why Millennials Long for Liturgy | The American Conservative

Why Millennials Long for Liturgy | The American Conservative “America’s youth are leaving churches in droves. One in four young adults choose “unaffiliated” when asked about their religion, according to a 2012 Public Religion Research Institute poll, and 55 percent of those unaffiliated youth once had a religious identification when they were younger. Yet amidst […]

Origin of the Prayer Book

Part 4 of a series. When and by whom was this Prayer Book set forth and established? In the year 1789, by the Bishops and Priests and Laity of the Church, in convention assembled in the city of Philadelphia.  See Act of Ratification before the Preface. What Prayer Book was used by Churchmen in this […]

Extemporaneous Prayers

Part 3 of a series. What two great objections are there to using extemporaneous prayers in public worship? 1st.  There is necessarily a novelty of expression and of ideas in extemporaneous prayers which is often a hindrance to the devotion of the hearers; but if they have it before them printed in a book they […]

Objections to Forms of Prayer

Part 2 of a series. What objections do people sometimes urge against using precomposed prayers and a form of worship such as we have in the Prayer Book? They say it destroys earnestness in devotion to pray out of a book. What answer can you make to this objection? 1st.  Experience teaches us that if […]