I picked this (quote below) from a commentor on Facebook and it seemed quite radical to me. I'd appreciate it if you can throw your thoughts into the mix. "Anglicanism is protestant and Reformed. We are not to invoke saints or have images. We do not believe in transubstantiation, purgatory or the mass. We hold to a spiritual presence as the reformers did, such as calvin and knox. I can see if you are talking about anglo catholics. But historic, authentic Anglicanism is none of those things. Please read the 39 articles and the book of homilies with the 1662 bcp. They are our confessions of faith." He is referring to authentic Anglicanism which sounds disconnected from the early Apostolic Church. I also understand the 39 articles not to be a confession of the faith but a document that offered clarity about the faith. It is also news to me that we do not believe in the "mass" - although I' m not quite sure what that means. I have no education in theology at all BUT always wonder why Anglicans quote Calvin, who in my understanding seemed to have left the church "as we understand it" to be? As an Anglo Catholic I will prefer not to talk at all about saints. I just believe there are excesses as well as acceptable behaviors when it comes to the communion of saints.