Lord have mercy. So what would you or you’re church say?
HT: The Confessing Tiger
Shocking… we need a 4th Revival in America…
Shocking? Yes… Surprising? Not really… Needed? Depends upon your point of view…
Let’s be honest here…most folks who know about this blog are Anglicans of some stripe…even I fall under that banner somewhat. We’ve all got the 28 or 79 BCP burned into our optical nerves. I’ve been out of this denomination for almost 20 years and can still recite most of the Eucharist liturgy.
(I used the term “rubric” the other day and had to explain what that meant to my inquisitive daughter who laughs at the fact that her parents don‘t know Hebrew…)
If I had to step back into a church for some reason, I would hope I would see a low key Episcopalian Rite 2 mass because that’s what I grew up with. I would still be a Rite 3 guy for anything at the Dubose Centre (Camp Gailor-Maxon) and special occasions.
Do I want motorcycles or a series about sex from the pulpit? Nope.
But I know folks my age who do…
That’s the point.
I have always respected the Rite 1 mass…but I never went out of my way to attend one. Why? It didn’t appeal to my Gen-X self. Maybe I should not have been so “me-centric”…
But it was the occasional Rite 3 “wonder bread” mass that got me to come inside and hooked me on something besides my own whims.
It was a start…that’s all. Should Rite 3 have been done every week? At the time I would have said yes…but I was in my early 20’s then. Now I would think otherwise…
Nothing wrong with a little variety. I say embrace some of it occasionally…
The key word is “occasionally” 😉
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