This is the sort of subject where we can flourish with brotherly charity and Christian good will. It relates directly to the idea of sola scriptura: whether we follow the Presbyterian "regulative principle" of worship or the Anglican "normative principle". Was the Eucharist the central act of worship in any Anglican church before the last 170 years? I've heard from The Hackney Hub and others that the usual Sunday service was Mattins+Litany+Ante-Communion for the longest time. Making the Eucharist the center of all worship is very interesting, given the lack of it from, say, the 1700s-1840. Confession (open, public, to a priest of the Church) is absolutely essential, and all the Fathers adhere to it in their understanding of John 20. Holy Week is a tradition of man, but it is certainly at least as old as the 300s, and edifies us without any idolatry! The Gloria was after Communion from 1552-1979. I dare say that's a very long and solid tradition, but the 1979 ideal of the Gloria looks back to the 500s-1552 ideal of the Mass, which is also a very long tradition! In the end it doesn't matter so much, because as I said before, moving the Gloria from before the Epistle/Gospel to after Communion was just one of those "no Catholicism for me, please" moments. Vestments are so tricky.. at least you can tell a man's churchmanship from his chasuble or lack thereof! We had the long surplice, tippet, cope, and miter retained for hundreds of years without Anglo-Catholicism. Is the Chasuble indelibly associated with anti-Scriptural propitiatory-sacrifice-in-the-Eucharist ideas? Maybe in some minds... All this diversity is explosive for someone whose baptismal Church (Rome) demands absolute uniformity on every subject. A Mass isn't valid in canon law if you don't have at least two candles lit around the altar. The chasuble is so tied up with sacrifice theology that I've heard Catholics wonder if the Mass is a true Mass without the chasuble. I've served at the altar of two large Catholic parishes, and the strict, nervous need to follow the traditions of canon law was very strong. This is why I wished to go right to the Bible for everything (or at least everything salvific), after having found these Fathers' quotes. The great Fathers were so sweetly Anglican in their latitude-giving mindset, except when it came to heresy. They stimulate us not only to learn, but to love strongly. Yes, we must rejoice in the Lord always! Say grace in your heart before typing a response, before eating a muffin, before painting a picture, before listening to a symphony, before going for a walk... and before wrangling with frustrating, abstruse people who claim the lofty title of Christian for ourselves!