How many candles on the altar?

Discussion in 'Liturgy, and Book of Common Prayer' started by Cooper, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Tiffy

    Tiffy Well-Known Member

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    I think holding derision for either position on the grounds that the other position is an innovation is utterly wrong headed and illogically super religious, misguided, fashion conscious nostalgia. It makes a mockery of true religion by focussing on the triviality of which direction we face when worshipping God, who is omnipresent. All directions are acceptable, any direction will do.

    Talk about straing out gnats and swallowing camels. :laugh:
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    All this talk of eastward and westward.... our church building has the altar on the north end! :) LOL. That's what you get when you buy a garage building and renovate it into a church building. (To look at it now, one would never guess.)

    Our rector faces the congregation, but he turns to face the cross and kneels like the rest of us during the general confession and the prayer of humble access. To me that is very meaningful; it's like he is saying, "I'm a sinner looking to Christ for my salvation along with the rest of you; these robes don't make me holier-than-thou."

    But really, getting nit-picky about the "right way" to stand would be an elevation of form over substance. The true substance is our relationship with our loving Lord God.
     
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    I wish our priest did that
     
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    It seems to me that the most Anglican way to orient oneself at the Eucharist is whatever way each local congregation agrees upon. 2 Cor.13:11.
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