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Anglican Devotions
ANGLICAN DEVOTIONS are private prayers and practices used by Anglican Christians to promote spiritual growth and communion with God. Among members of the Anglican
Anglican
Communion , private devotional habits vary widely, depending on personal preference and on their affiliation with low-church or high-church parishes . Private prayer and Bible
Bible
reading are probably the most common practices of devout Anglicans outside church. Some base their private prayers on the Book of Common Prayer
Prayer
. Devotional practices among people and parishes who self-identify as Anglo-Catholic will naturally be different from those Anglicans who are Evangelical . Anglo-Catholics are likely to follow devotional customs familiar to the majority of Christians that have roots in the early and mediaeval periods as well as the contemporary form of devotion
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Anglican Breviary
The ANGLICAN BREVIARY is the Anglican
Anglican
edition of the Divine Office translated into English, used especially by Anglicans of Anglo-Catholic churchmanship. It is based on the Roman Breviary as it existed prior to both the Second Vatican Council
Second Vatican Council
and the 1955 liturgical reforms of Pope Pius XII
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Litany
LITANY, in Christian worship and some forms of Judaic worship , is a form of prayer used in services and processions , and consisting of a number of petitions. The word comes through Latin
Latin
litania from Ancient Greek λιτανεία (litaneía), which in turn comes from λιτή (litê), meaning "supplication ". For the "Litany" as used in the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches , see Ektenia . CONTENTS* 1 Christianity * 1.1 Western Christianity * 1.1.1 Roman Catholic litanies * 1.1.2 Methodist litanies * 1.2 Eastern Christianity * 2 Judaism * 3 Musical settings * 4 See also * 5 Notes CHRISTIANITYWESTERN CHRISTIANITYThe frequent repetition of the Kyrie
Kyrie
was probably the original form of the Litany, and was in use in Asia and in Rome at a very early date
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Lectio Divina
In Christianity
Christianity
, LECTIO DIVINA ( Latin
Latin
for "Divine Reading") is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God\'s Word . It does not treat Scripture
Scripture
as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word . Traditionally, Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina
has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of Scripture
Scripture
is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God. The focus of Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina
is not a theological analysis of biblical passages but viewing them with Christ
Christ
as the key to their meaning
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Saints In Anglicanism
The term "saint " is a context-specific translation of the Latin "sanctus", meaning sacred, and originally referred to a sacred (extremely holy) person—however, since the 10th century, the Church has reserved the status of saint to people its official canon law (including calendar) has recognised for outstanding Christian service and conduct. When the Church of England
Church of England
was in union with Rome saints arose in the form of canonisation . Those martyrs and confessors recognised before the 10th century and since the break with Rome in the 16th century are generally still considered both "saints" and "Saints"
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Liturgy Of The Hours
The LITURGY OF THE HOURS ( Latin
Latin
: Liturgia Horarum) or DIVINE OFFICE (Latin: Officium Divinum) or WORK OF GOD (Latin: Opus Dei) or CANONICAL HOURS , often referred to as the BREVIARY , is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer". It consists primarily of psalms supplemented by hymns , readings and other prayers and antiphons . Together with the Mass , it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church. The Liturgy of the Hours also forms the basis of prayer within Christian monasticism . Celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours
Liturgy of the Hours
is an obligation undertaken by priests and deacons intending to become priests, while deacons intending to remain deacons are obliged to recite only a part. The constitutions of religious institutes generally oblige their members to celebrate at least parts and in some cases to do so jointly ("in choir")
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Roman Catholic Church
The CATHOLIC CHURCH, also known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the largest Christian church , with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation . Headed by the Bishop of Rome
Rome
, known as the Pope
Pope
, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed
. Its central administration, the Holy See
Holy See
, is in the Vatican City
Vatican City
, enclaved within Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy

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Common Worship
COMMON WORSHIP is the name given to the series of services authorised by the General Synod of the Church of England
Church of England
and launched on the first Sunday of Advent
Advent
in 2000. It represents the most recent stage of development of the Liturgical Movement within the Church and is the successor to the Alternative Service Book (ASB) of 1980. Like the ASB it is an alternative to the Book of Common Prayer
Book of Common Prayer
(BCP) of 1662, which remains officially the normative liturgy of the Church of England. It has been published as a series of books, rather than a single volume, offering a wider choice of forms of worship than any of its predecessors. It was drafted by the Church of England's Liturgical Commission; the material was then either authorised by General Synod (sometimes with amendments), or simply commended for use by the House of Bishops
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Anglican Church Of Canada
The ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (ACC or ACOC) is the Province of the Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
in Canada
Canada
. The official French-language name is l'Église anglicane du Canada. In 2007, the Anglican
Anglican
Church counted 545,957 members on parish rolls in 2792 congregations, organised into 1676 parishes. The 2011 Canadian Census counted 1,631,845 self-identified Anglicans (5 percent of the total Canadian population), making the Anglican
Anglican
Church the third-largest Canadian church after the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
and the United Church of Canada . The Queen of Canada
Canada
's Canadian Royal Style continues to include the title of Defender of the Faith (French : Défenseur de la Foi), and the Canadian Monarch continues her countenance of two Chapels Royal in the Realm
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Morning Prayer (Anglican)
MORNING PRAYER (also MATINS or MATTINS), is one of the two main Daily Offices in Anglican
Anglican
churches, prescribed in the various editions of the Book of Common Prayer
Book of Common Prayer
and other Anglican
Anglican
liturgical texts. Like Evening Prayer (and in contrast to the Eucharist), it may be led by a layperson and is recited by some Anglicans daily in private (clergy in many Anglican
Anglican
jurisdictions are required to do so)
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Compline
COMPLINE (/ˈkɒmplɪn/ KOM-plin ), also known as COMPLIN, NIGHT PRAYER, or the PRAYERS AT THE END OF THE DAY, is the final church service (or office ) of the day in the Christian
Christian
tradition of canonical hours . The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict in his Rule (Regula Benedicti; hereafter, RB), in Chapters 16, 17, 18, and 42, and he even uses the verb complere to signify Compline: "Omnes ergo in unum positi compleant" ("All having assembled in one place, let them say Compline"); "et exeuntes a completorio" ("and, after going out from Compline")... (RB, Chap
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Anglican Shrine Of Our Lady Of Walsingham
The ANGLICAN SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM is a Church of England shrine church built in 1938 in Walsingham , Norfolk
Norfolk
, England. Walsingham is the site of the reputed Marian apparitions to Richeldis de Faverches in 1061. The Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
is therefore venerated at the site with the title of Our Lady of Walsingham . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 List of priest administrators * 3 Associated groups * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYFather Alfred Hope Patten SSC , appointed as the Church of England Vicar of Walsingham in 1921, ignited Anglican interest in the pre-Reformation pilgrimage. It was his idea to create a new statue of Our Lady of Walsingham based on the image depicted on the seal of the medieval priory
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Norfolk
NORFOLK (/ˈnɔːrfək/ ) is a county in East Anglia in England
England
. It borders Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
to the west and north-west, Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the west and southwest, and Suffolk
Suffolk
to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea
North Sea
and, to the north-west, The Wash . The county town is Norwich
Norwich
. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk
Norfolk
is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per km²). Of the county's population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich
Norwich
(213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King\'s Lynn (46,000) and Thetford
Thetford
(25,000)
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Heresy
HERESY (/ˈhɛɹəsi/ ) is any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs. A HERETIC is a proponent of such claims or beliefs. Heresy
Heresy
is distinct from both apostasy , which is the explicit renunciation of one's religion, principles or cause, and blasphemy , which is an impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. The term is usually used to refer to violations of important religious teachings, but is used also of views strongly opposed to any generally accepted ideas. It is used in particular in reference to Christianity , Judaism
Judaism
, and Islam . In certain historical Christian, Islamic and Jewish cultures, among others, espousing ideas deemed heretical has been and in some cases still is subjected not merely to punishments such as excommunication , but even to the death penalty
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Incarnation
INCARNATION literally means embodied in flesh or taking on flesh. It refers to the conception and birth of a sentient being who is the material manifestation of an entity , god or force whose original nature is immaterial. In its religious context the word is used to mean the descent from Heaven
Heaven
of a god , or divine being in human/animal form on Earth
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Jesus
JESUS (/ˈdʒiːzəs/ JEE-zuss ; c. 4 BC – c. 30/33 AD), also referred to as JESUS OF NAZARETH and JESUS CHRIST, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity
Christianity
. Christians believe him to be the Son of God
God
and the awaited Messiah (Christ ) prophesied in the Old Testament
Old Testament
. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus
Jesus
existed historically , although the quest for the historical Jesus
Jesus
has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus
Jesus
reflects the historical Jesus
Jesus

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