We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
Click image for original | © Vitrearum (Allan Barton)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pax Romana

Hilarious. These Anglo-Catholic, who used to be the worst offenders, as full-fledged liturgical anarchs, now find solace in soft-shoe shuffling and humbly knuckling-under:

It is there, and I may as well accept it and get on with the worship of God. More, my accepting it as it is given is an act of obedience. I accept the authority of the rite as provided. As with all obedience, this involves putting self aside, which is essential training for a Christian. No one will accept the offer of heaven unless he is willing to submit to the authority of Christ, whose Kingdom it is. We need practice in this life, practice in obeying the earthly authorities which may be placed over us (parents, employers, the state, liturgical law, the Ordinary).

I guess everyone needs new experiences.

1 comment:

  1. As regards the alleged "Pax Romana", whether Roman or RC, I believe that Tacitus said it best when he wrote:

    Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.