Apostolic Succession

Discussion in 'Sacraments, Sacred Rites, and Holy Orders' started by Toma, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. highchurchman

    highchurchman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    The whole idea of Apostolic Succession in implicit in Anglican teaching, you mention one Prayer Book,(produced under very difficult circumstances ) ignoring the rest of our history and teaching. Our Priesthood, stems from primitive O/T teaching that of the Levites and
     
  2. Aaytch Barton

    Aaytch Barton Active Member

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    I agree that there is a weak oblation in the the offertory of the 1662 Communion service, but the point is that Cranmer went to considerable length to weaken it and remove it from the sacramental liturgy. Perhaps if he had lived longer and revised the BCP yet again, it would have disappeared altogether, or maybe the priest would commune after the people rather than before it. Anyway, whether you see it or not, it's clear that Cranmer saw a sacerdotal meaning in the oblation, or at least the possibility of such a misunderstanding, and that he wanted it gone in order to remove all doubt.