of 4 November 2018
Book of Common Prayeré.
Prayer Book Studies. Series 1 is now available online.
Richard Mammana reviews The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction, by Brian Cummings.
The Faculty Office: 'has its origins in the Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533. This Act transferred to the Archbishop of Canterbury the power to grant “all maner licences, dispensacions, faculties, composicions, delegacies, rescriptes, instrumentes or wrytynges have byn accustomed to be had at the see of Rome”. The Act created a new court – the Court of Faculties – and provided for the appointment of a Judge to preside over it. This jurisdiction was to be administered by the Archbishop’s “comissarye” assisted by a “clerke”. The issue of Special Marriage Licences and the appointment of Notaries Public were, before the Reformation, functions carried out by the Pope or the Papal Legates. For this reason, the functions under the Act are sometimes referred to as the “legatine powers”. The powers are more constitutional than ecclesiastical in the modern sense of that word.'
Birmingham (Pype Hayes), St Mary (Birmingham)
Belgium: Saint Servais, Community of St Servais (Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe)
Worldwide: 18-25 January 2019: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
'began in 1908 as the Octave of Christian Unity, and focused on prayer for church unity. The dates of the week were proposed by Father Paul Wattson, cofounder of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars. He conceived of the week beginning on the Feast of the Confession of Peter, the Protestant variant of the ancient Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, on January 18, and concluding with the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25.'
USA: Wisconsin, Nashotah, 26 January 2019: Annual Mass and Meeting
Of the American Region of the Society of King Charles the Martyr.
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