Friday, October 21, 2005

From High Church

Dr Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer
Anglo-Catholic priests usually are clean-shaven after the Roman model — he was an exception!

(Actually the first AC priest I ever met looked like that. What I might look like in a mozetta — the shoulder cape that rectors on up wear.)

He was the founder of St Ignatius of Antioch Church in Manhattan, once a great shrine church for the movement, and of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament.

Reading the article on this fine site, I can see where the present-day Western Rite Orthodox (like online friend Benjamin Andersen) are coming from, right or wrong. They didn’t adopt their position only recently; it has been one of the strains of the AC movement all along and is obviously a good fit with what the WRO claim.

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