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  • Jeffrey TuckerJeffrey Tucker
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  • Very interesting book. A number of Anglican vicars in the third quarter of the nineteenth century were brought up on criminal charges for their adoption of Catholic liturgical customs. By 1899 such legal persecution was a bit of a rearguard action, as witnessed by the number of places which had adopted 'ritualist' practices. However, the proposed 1928 revision of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer--one incorporating many Catholic liturgical principles--was blocked by Parliament, which had (and has) direct authority over the Established Church.
  • CharlesW
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    I find all this interesting. In my own city in the late 1950s, early 1960s, the local Episcopal ministers would have been appalled to be called the terms father or priest. They wanted nothing to do with the appearance of Catholicism. Now that has all changed.