I am considering being an Anglican...?

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by Mundal96, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Mundal96

    Mundal96 New Member

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    what are their beliefs? Do I need to purchase a copy of 'The Book of Common Prayers'? Can I marry if I become part of the Clergy?
    Update: I understand the history, how Henry VIII founded it to get rid of his wives, and how it became more protestant after Edward took over, all that stuff, and I pretty sure their teaching is in the Book of Common Prayer, but I am too lazy to read the damn thing.
     
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    Tiffy Active Member

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    Don't bother then. What decent church would want a disciple of Christ too lazy to pray or even read?
     
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    Oh and by the way. I've reported you for insulting the Book of Common Prayer, (not prayers), which you abusively and ignorantly referred to.
     
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    Admin Administrator Staff Member Typist Anglican

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    No need to be quick on the draw, but @Mundal96 please don't be disrespectful to the Book of Common Prayer or Anglicanism either, as it's against the Terms of Service.
     
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    I didn't take his comments as an insult, but he certainly is in need of some informing. The BCP is great, and not too cumbersome to read. If you can read the bible, especially the KJV, you can read the BCP easily enough. :)
     
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    JoeLaughon Active Member Anglican

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    Mundal,

    May I suggest reading the 39 Articles first? A fairly short but comprehensive view of Anglicanism. It would take someone maybe less than an hour to read all the way through. Split up it would be finished in a few days with a few minutes each.

    As far as the BCP, it isn't meant to be read all at once but used. Get a BCP app and try it out for your morning devotion. That's the best introduction to Anglican spiritual practice and worship. As far as doctrine, read the Rite for baptism, Holy Communion and the Ordinal and you get a pretty good idea of Anglican doctrine on the sacraments and the Church.
     
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