Corpus Christi Day processions

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  1. Silvan

    Silvan Active Member

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    I wonder what you think about these processions as Anglicans.

    Here I have found a little bit of information about it.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_Corpus_Christi#Anglicanism
     
  2. Stalwart

    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

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    In general there are other processions in the Anglican ceremonial, so no issue there. The problem with the Feast of Corpus Christi is that it celebrates the adoration to the physical elements, which would have been quite scandalous to St Chrysostom and St Ambrose and all the other ancient fathers, not to mention the Anglican divines. Which is why that particular feast and procession isn’t really fitting.
     
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    And what kind of processions exist in the Anglican Church?
     
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    bwallac2335 Well-Known Member

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    The most common one you will see is when the priest process around the church reading the Great Litany
     
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    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

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    And we have done processions oj Christmas and Easter, as well as on Rogation Days.
     
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    In my TEC parish, the clergy and choir process in at the beginning of each Sunday communion service, as well as on Palm Sunday and during the Easter Vigil. I am fine with a re-purposed procession accompanying a service of thanksgiving that corresponds to Corpus Christi, so long as it isn't seen to have any non-Anglican doctrinal implications. The same goes for other days like August 15
     
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    Another question:
    Who has seen such a Catholic Corpus Christi procession somewhere sometime?
    And if so - what was your impression?
     
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    Are this processions outside or inside?
     
  9. bwallac2335

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    Our Easter one started outside
     
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  10. Stalwart

    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

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    They are outside of course.

    In terms of the internal processions, we have those every single Sunday, when the acolytes, the crucifer, choir, the deacons, priests and others, process from the Narthex, down the Nave, into the Chancel, to start the divine service. After finishing, everyone in the chancel lines up in the same order and processes out back into the narthex.
     
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    bwallac2335 Well-Known Member

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    How many people do yall have in your parish. We average around 35
     
  12. Stalwart

    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

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    In the last 9 years that I’ve been there, it’s been rising from 50, to 60, to 70, 80, to what seems like around 100 per Sunday.
     
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    This one is from my ordination to the priesthood. I'm directly behind Deacon Ric (now Fr. Ric) who is serving as crucifer. Richmond, VA, Oct 2018. 43326475_1809817022400140_5922578520420122624_n.jpg

    This one is from last fall. "Thru these doors walk sinners." This was taken at an LCMS church which we were sharing space with. Our folks have just recently acquired a facility all their own.
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    This one is from the inauguration of the Latin American conference of bishops in Feb. 2020. I am wearing the Agnus Dei cope, no mitre (since I am not a bishop) with the Peruvians and Colombians flanking me. The church is in Ecuador.
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    This was from the most recent African bishops' conference in Ghana. I haven't yet gone to Africa. On this particular day they were processing to the site where the Ghanaians were breaking ground on a cathedral, which is now complete and operational.
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    anglican74 Well-Known Member Anglican

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    All this fills my heart with joy and pride... i Want to see Anglicans processing more, all around our towns

    Sometimes I wish that somebody would take a procession and bring it right down a Joel Osteen 'service' so that we disrupt it and bring them some gospel
     
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    One of our North Carolina parishes was able to get permission to set up and hold a Stations of the Cross service in the town square during Holy week. Very public. It's now parish in the park season. A few of our parishes book a shelter at their local park and hold an open air service in summer time. I'll probably do one myself this summer.
     
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    Once I took part in an Anglican Candlemas Procession.
    I was surprised about it, because I had never seen a Catholic Candlemas procession.

    Maybe the Anglican Church knows even more processions than the Catholics?

    And what about the Protestants?
    Do they hold processions at all?
     
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    Protestants processing? Not really. Unless one counts marching seven times around the porno shop while declaring authority over it in Jesus' name and commanding it to go out of business...
     
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    You forgot Veteran's Day, when every Boy Scout, member of the Armed Forces, policeman, firefighter, and school crossing guard is encouraged to carry a flag to the front of the sanctuary while some pseudo religious patriotic song is played.
     
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    Now that you've jogged my memory, I recall being in a Protestant church (called World Outreach) where they were having an annual missions conference, and all the foreign missionaries processed. Each held up the flag of the nation where he ministered. Many wore the native garb, too.
     
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    I vow to thee my country ...
     
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