24 July 2011

Anglo-Catholics

A View of the Altar

7 comments:

Reggie Darling said...

Being an Anglican (Episcopalian, actually) I never have been able to understand the allure of Rome to those not born into it. But then Evelyn Waugh was much smarter than I, and funnier, too.

Anonymous said...

anglo-catholics like being told what to do/think by 2 human masters who both sit on thrones in palaces. if you count the trinity and the virgin i guess that makes 4 more.

Vernon said...

For best on the continuing saga, go to www.virtueonline.org. Click on VOL Exclusives.

Father Mirfield said...

Anglo-Catholics are Anglicans, old fellow; not the same as English Roman Catholics.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Reggie, even some of us born into the Church of Rome don't understand its allure.

Death Bredon said...

The photo shows a Sarum-inspired altar, a ceremonial style much admired by so-called Prayer-Book or English-Use Anglo-Catholics. Sadly, most Anglo-Catholics today have turned their backs on their own, rich, catholic patrimony and prefer Roman-use ceremonial.

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Reggie - but it's all flowers, perfumed atmospheres and heavy drapes, what could be more perfect?