Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stand Firm: Comments on Constitution/Canons of Rwandan Anglicans

This will be a thread to watch.  For those following the AMiA, Inc. split with the Rwandan Anglicans, trouble is stirring.  The blog to watch here is Stand Firm. at: .  Reformed Anglicanism's involvement with one (large and influential) AMiA Church---fine Christian Churchmen, but Praise-Bandish, quasi-chariscratic, not very Confessional if at all, and rather low Churchmanship.  We live in eastern NC where low churchmanship has governed.  Singing "Holy, Holy, Holy" to 4 loud crooners exfoliating on guitars, drums and an electronic keyboad...well, that just did it.  The pain was excruciating.  The service got worse when the computer geek messed up the projections on the wall--back and forth on the Nicene Creed until he fixed the projection on the wall.  Could hardly read what was on the wall.  Too painful to return.  They tossed the "Traditional Service" to an early AM and hoisted the enthuasiasts to the main hour.  (We had to travel 61-miles north one way, so we're not returning to hear loud guitars while the highly trained organist, choir, and grand pipes are quiet.)  Anyways, this is the thread to Stand Firm. Also, the acronym PEAR (below), the "AR" part of PEAR means Anglicans of Rwanda.  The PE part refers to a French phrase not conveniently at hand.  PEAR is the Rwandan Anglican Church.
Open Thread: Comments on the Constitution & Canons of the Province of Rwanda

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • 12:04 pm

I'd be very interested in our readers' take on the Constitution and Canons of the Province of Rwanda -- both good and bad, including comments on how they might apply to the PEAR-affiliated congregations and how they might have once applied to the AMiA-affiliated congregations.

Plenty of food for thought -- on bishops, church discipline, synod, ecclesiology, and various other aspects of Anglitania as related to AMiA bishops, clergy, and congregations.

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