Anglican Catholics and Western Rite Orthodox and Ordinariates, oh my.

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  1. David

    David Member Anglican

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    Thank @Tiffy . I donechobyour concerns however feel safe with our liturgy for example eucharistic prayer B of CW says:

    And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,

    his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;

    rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,

    and looking for his coming in glory,

    we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

    As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,

    we bring before you this bread and this cup

    and we thank you for counting us worthy

    to stand in your presence and serve you.
     
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    *I do echo your concerns...apologies Typo
     
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    Tiffy Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I had in mind when I stated the caveat.

    This is such a heart warming description of what we are there at the Eucharist (Thanksgiving) to do. Only incongruously contradicted by this following prayer which some grovelingly obsequious churches insist on including immediately before distribution of the elements.

    Lord I am NOT worthy to receive you,
    but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

    As if even after thanking God that he has counted us WORTHY to stand in God's presence, we then desperately feel the need to immediately contradict God's generosity of Spirit, in His counting us worthy, and once again fall back into doubt concerning God's ability to forgive and be gracious toward us, as we share in Christ's fellowship meal, prefiguring the heavenly banquet welcomingly prepared for all his disciples.
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