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  Low church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Low church is a term of distinction in the Church of England or other Anglican churches, initially designed to be pejorative.
Low Churchman now became the equivalent of Evangelical, the designation of the movement, associated with the name of Simeon, which laid the chief stress on the necessity of personal conversion.
Low churchmen reject the doctrine that the sacraments confer grace ex opere operato (e.g., baptismal regeneration) and lay stress on the Bible as the sole source of authority in matters of faith.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Low_church   (434 words)

 Church of England - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Low Church members, finding their piety and church practice akin to those generally characteristic of Protestantism, feared an excessive tendency toward the beliefs and practices of Roman Catholicism in this revival by High Church members (those preferring a closer adherence to sacraments and to Catholic liturgy).
Furthermore, the movement enlarged the theological concern of the church for the ancient Catholic and apostolic character of the ministry and for the sacraments, for its pastoral ideals, and for the meaning of its fundamental creeds.
That both the Low Church Evangelical Revival and the High Church Oxford movement could develop within the Church of England illustrates the breadth and flexibility of the Anglican tradition of faith and practice, as does the very coexistence through the years of the Low Church and High Church tendencies.
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 Church of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The church has its own judicial branch, known as the Ecclesiastical courts, which likewise form a part of the UK court system, and have powers especially in relation to the care of churches and churchyards and the discipline of the clergy.
The Church of England traces its formal corporate history from the 597 Augustinian mission, stresses its continuity and identity with the primitive universal Western church, and notes the consolidation of its particular independent and national character in the post-Reformation events of Tudor England.
In Scotland, the Church of Scotland is recognised in law as the "national church" although it is not established in the same way as the Church of England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_of_England   (2233 words)

 The Difference Between Low Church and High Church
From Webster's Dictionary: "Low Church (1710) tending esp. in Anglican worship to minimize emphasis on the priesthood, sacraments, and the ceremonial in worship and often to emphasize evangelical principles." By contrast: "High Church (1687) tending esp. in Anglican worship to stress the sacerdotal [priestly], liturgical, ceremonial, traditional, and Catholic elements in worship."
John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist tradition, was sometimes accused by his detractors of being "low church" because of his field preaching and training of lay-preachers outside the confines of normal church structure and structures.
Low Church attitudes, especially among American evangelicals, are often suspicious of structured worship, including emphasis on the sacraments and observance of rituals such as the Seasons of the Church Year.
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 Gottesblog: High Church or No Church?
Moreover, just as "high church" is weak due to its failure to distinguish the naughty from, as it were, the nice, so also "low church" is weak.
Low church, especially among those who employ its distinguishing marks with an adiaphorous passion, all too often means church in which the liturgy means little or nothing.
The vengeance with which "low" worship is now being practiced, as well as the depths to which "low" has in some cases plummeted, leads us to the temptation to wonder how far in fact low now is from the bottom, that is, from the absence of worship at all.
gottesblog.blogspot.com /2006/05/high-church-or-no-church.html   (1086 words)

 St Helen's Church Low Fell - /church-building.php
The Church is a beautiful structure of freestone, composed of nave, north and south transepts, chancel with semi-octagonal apse, organ-chamber, clergy vestry, choir vestry and at the south west angle a tower and spire of most elegant design.
The chancel has a low arcade of Caen stone consisting of trefoil headed arches on single shafts of Frosterley marble which line the walls on each side of the altar, over which there is a small reredos of alabaster.
The windows of the Church are all of the lancet type; the west and transept windows consist of three, effectively grouped, with hood mouldings on the exterior.
sthelenslowfell.com /church-building.php?PHPSESSID=4afb433283a32e9ba...   (1354 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Church.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dr. South says, “The High Church are those who think highly of the Church and lowly of themselves; the Low Church, those who think lowly of the Church and highly of themselves” (this may be epigrammatic, but the latter half is not true).
Broad Church are those who think the Church is broad enough for all religious parties, and their own views of religion are chiefly of a moral nature, their doctrinal views being so rounded and elastic that they can come into collision with no one.
It is also called the Roman Catholic Church, to distinguish it from the Anglican Church or Anglican Catholic Church, a branch of the Western Church.
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 The Church of England
Under Charles I, the "popish" High-Church policies of the Arminian William Laud alienated the Puritan wing of the Church, and after the victory of Cromwell's (frequently Puritan) parliamentarians over Charles's (frequently Catholic) Royalists in the Civil Wars of 1642-1651, the Anglican Church, by now the Church of England, was largely dismantled.
The Puritan emphasis on individualism, however, made the establishment of a national Presbyterian Church during the Interregnum impossible, and the Restoration of the Monarchy under Charles II in 1660 facilitated the re-establishment of the Anglican Church, purged of Puritans, who split into various dissenting factions.
Although the real authority of the Church diminished thereafter, evangelical fervor diminished as well, and there was a considerable movement of industrial wealth from the old Nonconformists to the established church.
www.victorianweb.org /religion/denom1.html   (626 words)

 Online Church Year and Liturgy Dictionary
In the Western Church, it is an act of reverence before holy objects, especially before the Blessed Sacrament, whether exposed or reserved (formerly, when the host was exposed, one would go onto two knees).
In the Eastern Churches, a it is a troparion containing a summary of the subject of a feast.
In the Eastern Churches, the process is the same, except the index and middle finger are placed on the thumb to symbolize the Trinity, and the shoulder motion goes from right to left.
www.churchyear.net /terms.html   (1977 words)

 Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: The Ursinus School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The term low church was not to his liking, and he referred to the emphasis of the anti-liturgical group as the Old Reformed, preferring not to be thought of as antiliturgical.
The church was becoming weary of the controversy, and because theology was already being taught at Ursinus, it was probably expedient for the Synod to vote in favor of Bomberger.
At Trinity Church, Collegeville, which is surrounded by the Ursinus College campus, the chancel was recently renovated to have a large, free standing table with a pulpit to the side and a cross mounted on the wall above the table.
www.ucc.org /aboutus/histories/chap3.htm   (4192 words)

The term was apparently invented to describe churchmen whose principles were the opposite of "high church." The term "low church" emerged in England in the early eighteenth century.
During this period, it was virtually synonymous with "latitudinarian." Low church teaching minimized the authority of the episcopate and tended to exalt royal supremacy.
The low church party stressed the importance of preaching as moral discourse and tended to assign sacraments to a subordinate place in church life.
www.er-d.org /19625_14724_ENG_Print.html   (239 words)

 Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Pennsylvania that is centered on the worship of God, the ministry of all baptized persons, and the call to be agents of Christ’s love in the world.
The expressions ‘high’, ‘low’, and ‘broad’ date back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, respectively; however, the theological issues implied in these terms date back to the emergence of the Church of England in the turmoil of the 16th century.
Most Episcopal churches today could be categorized as broad in their understanding of the church’s authority, the interpretation of scripture, and in their liturgical practices (broad liturgical practices would include the weekly celebration of the Eucharist, wearing vestments, having a minimal amount of ceremonial, and the like).
www.stmartinec.org /archives/000633.html   (797 words)

 Low Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
England, Church of, the Christian church in England, dating from the introduction of Christianity into that country.
Church (building), a building designed for worship for groups of Christians.
Church (movement), the historical movement that arose from the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Low+Church.html   (130 words)

 The Low Dutch Community
The 1840's and 50's saw new growth in membership, and a decision was made to erect a second church, to accommodate the blossoming congregation.
A second church was built in 1751, at Addisville, Northampton township, to aid in serving the growing congregation.
On May 20, 1710, the church at Bensalem and Neshaminy was formally established with the Reverand Paulus Van Vlecq as pastor of this congregation, as well as one at Germantown.
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The members of the Church of England are professed Christians, and claim to be baptized members of the Church of Christ.
By forming a catena of Anglican High Church divines of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on one side, and a catena of certain Fathers on the other, it was hoped that a quasi-continuous chain of Catholic tradition could be made to connect the Anglican Church of their day with Catholic antiquity.
It was natural that this advance section of the Anglican Church should seek to ratify its position, and to escape from its fatal isolation, by desiring some scheme of corporate reunion and especially by endeavouring to obtain some recognition of the validity of its orders.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01498a.htm   (5537 words)

 Northpinellas: Church low-key about buyers
Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater is on the market, but pastors are keeping mum about potential developers.
The church is next door to City Hall, which Clearwater commissioners agreed to sell if a developer comes up with a good plan for its use.
The church is in the process of raising the estimated $24-million it needs to move into its new home, being built on nearly 28 acres of land at McMullen-Booth Road and Drew Street in Clearwater.
www.sptimes.com /2003/05/31/Northpinellas/Church_low_key_about_.shtml   (574 words)

 The Church of the Redemption - A Traditional, Reformed, Evangelical Church
The Protestant Episcopal Church had moved higher in ritual and practice as a result of the Oxford Movement, leaving the thoroughly Protestant, Evangelical and Reformed low church believers with no other option.
As the Declaration of Principles state, this form of government was used, not because it was believed this is the only form, but it is an ancient form, supported by the Scriptures.
While maintaining an historic episcopate, tracing its lineage through the Anglican branch of Christ's Church, the doctrine of Apostolic Succession is denied (the doctrine which requires bishops supposedly tracing their consecration back to the Apostles to have a duly constituted Church).
www.redemptiontrec.org   (763 words)

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 Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The early Christian Church came to be organized under the three patriarchs of Rome, Alexandria and Antioch, to which later were added the patriarch of Constantinople and of Jerusalem.
The Liberal Catholic Church, founded When Charles W. Leadbeater, formerly a clergyman in the Church of England, and later One of the heads of the Theosophical Society, was ordained as a Bishop in the Old Catholic Church, additionally incorporates significant elements of theosophy into its doctrinal faith.
The several Churches of Eastern Orthodoxy and Oriental Orthodoxy each consider themselves to be the universal and true Catholic Church, and typically regard the other of these families and the Western Catholics as heretical and as having left the One Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
catholicism.iqnaut.net   (2155 words)

 Betterphoto.com Photography Q&A - Wedding Photography in a Low-Light Church
Two lenses that I always use in churches to help with getting those intimate pictures, in addition to my standard zoom, are an 85mm f/1.8, and a 70-200mm zoom f/3.5-4.5.
After that, I get to the church 1/2 hour early to photograph the groom and his attendants before the ceremony, and I do all the altar photos (with bridal party and parents) after the ceremony.
Never the less, shooting weddings in a church is not all that complicated.
www.betterphoto.com /forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=16406   (1034 words)

 Low Church Attendance Blog
If all churches had to have a pastor with a recognised qualification, or a licence, my church could not operate.
Churches make calls of pastors but all calls are review and approved at the Presbytery level if the Committee on Ministry has any doubts after examining a candidate they will simply disapprove the call.
Churches have low attendance because they don't want to hear and feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
christianblogs.christianet.com /1155048743.htm   (3056 words)

The name given to one of the three parties or doctrinal tendencies that prevail in the Established Church of England and its daughter Churches, the correlatives being High Church and Broad Church.
But side by side with the Wesleys and Whitefield, the Anglican Church of that time had other leaders in whom the same species of spiritual impulse was active, but in whom it was kept freer from emotional excesses and manifested no tendency to stray off into separatism.
They were mainly instrumental in founding the Church Missionary Society in 1799, had much to do with the founding of the Bible Society in 1804, and collaborated actively, to their eternal credit, with Wilberforce and Henry Thornton in their successful crusade against the slave trade.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09399a.htm   (1652 words)

 Lake of the Woods Church First Time Visitors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Lake of the Woods church is located approximately 15 miles west of Fredericksburg and 15 miles east of Culpeper off Route 3.
Enter Lake of the Woods (across from Burger King) and tell guard at gate you are attending LOW Church.
You may also call the church office at 540-972-9060 or e-mail us at info@lowchurch.org.
www.lowchurch.org /visitor.htm   (221 words)

 The Episcopal Church ... You're Welcome!
Many churches were refusing to send in their pledges to the Diocese in an attempt to destabilize the Bishop by destroying his budget.
The one on the right is Grace Church on Broadway, designed by James Renwick in the late 1800s and of historical and architectural significance.
But typical of the paradox which is the Episcopal church, St. Mark’s is more “high church” and Grace is definitely “low church” being the only one in Manhattan where Morning Prayer is still the principal service on most Sunday mornings.
www.tvod.com /grace   (1956 words)

 Low Church
Henry Edward Manning: Early Life and Anglican Churchman - Early Life and Anglican Churchman Manning was born of a Low Church family and was educated at...
Churches makes good borrowers: Bond issues fall from Grace in Low-Interest environment.(banks like dealing with churches)(Brief Article)...
Church groups Thursday offered a prayer for the FCC's plan to create a low-power FM service.(Brief Article)
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 explore faith : What Are You Asking? -Feb. 2006 by Tom Ehrich
It was the Church that fleshed out a description of heaven as a place where the good enjoy eternal life with God, as opposed to Hell, where the evil reside for eternity.
These were presumed to be male, in keeping with patriarchal norms of the time, although there is some evidence of female bishops in the early church.
They became significant in the institutional church as ways of controlling power and wealth, as well as managing the institution.
www.explorefaith.com /ehrich/feb06.html   (3856 words)

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