Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The case for liturgy, from a conservative Anglican



Neat! Discussion.

The Conciliar Anglican, Fr Jonathan’s blog.

4 comments:

  1. It's impossible in this world to find joy in silence, and thus many church's feel they have to recreate the rock concert experience as it (and the orgasm) are the closest our culture can get to imagining the beatific vision.

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    1. Worship of course isn't necessarily silent: Sung and High Masses, and Orthodox services. Of course the orgasm (natural) and the rock concert (mimicking a natural rhythm; some say the beat mimics sex) are good things (paleos will disagree with me about rock) but are not worship.

      I understand a longtime battle in American Lutheranism, such as our Missouri Synod cousins, is between those who want to keep their classic, distinctive semi-Catholic theology and liturgy vs. those who want to copy American evangelicals.

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  2. Ask a contemplative if you honestly think it's impossible to find joy in silence in this life and you just might learn better.

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    1. I don't disagree. I meant that it's not valued by most of contemporary society. But I appreciate the pithy and to the point response.

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