Unlike eucharistic prayers, the Prayers of the People have received little attention.
Dix led us astray on offering. Because of this, Mitchell and Meyers have both extended energy on a largely empty debate.
Yesterday, I outlined some thoughts regarding offertory and sacrifice, especially in relation to Dom Gregory Dix’s theory about the fourfold shape of the Eucharist. In this second post, I return to the same topic, but offer short thoughts on offering in Anglic... Read More...
Gregory Dix's position on the Eucharist, offering, and sacrifice has loomed large over all later discussion of the topic, in the academy and the Church.
By the mercy of God, the republic still stands. His Church stands. His promise of forgiveness and hope, of pardon and peace through Jesus Christ, stands.
The main inspiration for the 1979 prayer book was more ancient than modern.
There is no reason for Protestants and evangelicals to be afraid of the epiclesis, the calling down of the Spirit upon the Eucharistic elements.
Our regular, knee-jerk assertions that only the Creed matters do great damage to the unity of Christian witness and the integrity of Christian life.