Orderly Counsel

Essays Toward General Convention 2012

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One use

By John C. Bauerschmidt. “All the whole realm shall have but one use”: with this phrase the preface of the first Book of Common Prayer marked the end of the old liturgical regime that had prevailed in England in the Middle Ages, with various liturgical “uses” prevailing in different dioceses, religious orders, and cathedral churches, and the establishment of one use throughout England, authorized by Parliament and enforced by the power of the Crown.
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A measuring rod

The canon of Scripture contains “all things necessary for salvation,” but it does not contain all things necessary for running the Church. This latter task is fulfilled by canon law.
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Checks and balances

By Derek Olsen. How should we consider the roles and responsibilities of the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies — historically, theologically, and canonically?