Posted by Laura W on July 04, 1998 at 14:47:02:
In response to The modern Church of Englandand non-conformist ceremonies, , written by Caroline on July 03, 1998 at 22:34:40
] As to Nuptial masses......Since the Church of England has not celebrated Mass since the Reformation, Nuptial Masses per se would not have been celebrated, either! However, today the wedding is often, but not always, combined with Holy Communion. Since Communion can be celebrated 'any time when more that three persons are present', that does not in itself, restrict the timing of the wedding.
Well, I have attended Sunday service at an Anglican church in Manhattan and I assure you it was in every way what Catholics call a "mass." The Liturgy of the Eucharist would have been identical to a Roman Catholic Liturgy of the Eucharist (in English), but for the differences in translations from the original Latin. So that's what I meant above. Sorry for the confusion.
And, for further clarification, you will have to define "Reformation" in your sentence, above; Henry VII attended what he called "mass" after his break with Rome, I think even in Latin (indeed, he considered that nothing had changed beyond the disrecognition of the Bishop of Rome); then Mary I was of course ultra-Catholic, but "post-Reformation." I presume the establishment of the litrugies, etc., of the post-Reformation C of E took place during Edward's reign, but I have always wondered how they were changed during the Cromwellian Interregnum. (The official C of E website doesn't have answers to these types of questions, BTW.)
Thanks for your answers to my questions!!!
- Henry and words Caroline 15:03:21 7/08/98 (1)
- thanks for the info! nf argument! Laura W 21:51:48 7/12/98 (0)
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