Why The Church of England…

A great little paper published through Reform giving three reasons why the Church of England is a great boat to fish from…

Secondly, we bother with the Church of England because of its glorious liturgy.  This may surprise some, but not only does the Book of Common Prayer (supremely in the order for the Lord’s Supper) express Protestant truths, but it models the ingredients for a congregational gathering. Even if we do not use the Book of Common Prayer itself we should learn from the model it provides for that meeting. (And note that the word ‘worship’ is never used to describe the gathering. It only occurs in the marriage service – ‘with my body I thee worship’.) The introduction to the order for morning and evening prayer spells out the five reasons why Christians gather to encourage one another. We are to confess our sins; give God our adoring praise; bring Him our gratitude and thanksgiving; listen to His holy Word as it is read and preached (the Prayer Book is full of Scripture); and pray for others as well as ourselves.

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