Saturday, April 29, 2006

ECUSA Blasphemy #1,547,953,049

A terrifying qutoation from Archdruid Frank Griswold (ECUSA):

“The Episcopal Church over the years has come to, let us say, an understanding of the human person that is more sophisticated, possibly, than the understanding on the part of the Biblical authors.”

(Hat tip: MCJ)

4 Comments:

Blogger James the Thickheaded said...

My Webster's gives a first definition of "sophisticated" as "adulterated". This stems from the 1st definition of "sophisticate" which they give as "to alter deceptively - esp. adulterate."

Griswald of course means to use definition 3b: "intellectually appealing" and that's the sense we get on first reading. But I think the 1st definition is more accurate.
I think in the end, the damage is self-limiting as attendance falls.

1:15 PM  
Blogger gadflea said...

Eucharist Using Female
Nouns and Pronouns
(For use in discussion)

The Word

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.

The people ( P) standing, the celebrant (C) says

Blessed be the Lady who births, redeems and sanctifies us.
P: And blessed be all of her creation forever. Amen

C: Nurturing Mother, our hearts are open to you. You know our yearnings and our deepest fears. Purify our hearts with your burning love, that we may learn to love you more and more. Amen.

C: Loving Lady, have mercy.
P: Mother Jesus, have mercy.
C: Loving Lady, have mercy.

The Collect (see Proper 5, p 229, BCP)

C&P: Mother of all mercies, all good things proceed from you. Inspire us to think right thoughts and empower us to act on them; through your beautiful Son, Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit perpetually watches over us. Amen.

The Lessons

After each lesson, the Reader may say

The Holy Word.
P: Blessed be.

Before the Gospel the Deacon or Priest says

The Holy Gospel according to ___________.
P: We give you glory.


After the Gospel the Reader says

The Good News of our redeemer, Jesus Christ.
P: We give you praise.

The Sermon

On Sundays and other Major Feasts there follows, all standing

The Nicene Creed (p 358, BCP)

At other services it may be omitted or said in its place

The Apostles' Creed (p 96, BCP)

The Prayers of the People (Form III, p387, BCP)

L: Mother, we pray for your Holy Catholic Church;
P: That we all may be one.
L: Grant that every member of the Church may be your handmaiden;
P: That your name may be glorified by all creation.
L: We pray for all bishops, priests and deacons;
P: That they may faithfully conserve your bounty.
L: We pray for all who govern and hold positions of power in the nations of the world;
P: That there may be justice and peace on the earth.
L: Give us grace to do your will in all we undertake;
P: That our hearts may find favor in your sight.
L: Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
P: That they may be delivered from their distress.
L: Give to the departed eternal rest;
P: Let light perpetual shine upon them.
L: We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
P: May we also come to share in your paradise.
L: Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.

Intercessions may be offered.


The concluding collect is read by the Celebrant. (p 394, #4)

C: Holy Mother God, to whom our needs are known before we ask; help us to ask only what accords with your will; and those good things which we dare not or in our blindness cannot ask, grant us for the sake of your beautiful Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Confession of Sin

C: Let us confess the ways we have separated ourselves from our Divine Mother, from our own best selves and our neighbors.

C&P: Most merciful Lady, we confess that we have separated ourselves from you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves; we have not taken care of the life you
have given us. We are truly sorry, and we humbly
repent. Have mercy on us and forgive us; that as we attempt to turn around and go forward in a new direction we may delight in your desires and walk in your ways, and bring honor to your
Name. Amen.


The Peace

C: Peace be with you.
P: And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving (Eucharistic Prayer D, p 372, BCP)

C: May the Holy Mother be with you.
P: And also with you.
C: Lift up your hearts.
P: We lift them to our Lady.
C: Let us give thanks to Her.
P: If is right to give both thanks and praise.


C: It is truly right, Mother, to give you thanks; for you alone are the I AM, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and forever.

Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to give you glory might and day; and beholding the radiance of your presence, they offer you
unceasing praise. Joining with them and giving
voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim
you, and honor your Name as we sing (say)

C&P: Holy, holy, holy One, Source of light and love,
heaven and earth are full of your beauty.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is she who comes in the name of Love.
Hosanna in the highest.

C: We acclaim you, holy Lady, radiant with power. All of creation reveals your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that we might nurture and serve one another and your creation. When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you. Again and again you called us
into relationship with you, and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.

Mother, you loved the world so much that you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. In order to stay in right relationship with you, he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, he destroyed death that we might no longer fear it, and made your whole creation new.

And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, he sent the Holy Spirit, how own first gift, to complete the work he began and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

When the hour had come for him to be delivered up, having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took the bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."
After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the
new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me."

Mother, we now celebrate this memorial of your redemption. Recalling Christ's death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your waiting arms, longing for his coming in glory; and offering to
you, from the gifts your have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.

C&P: We praise you, we bless you, we give thanks to you, and we pray to you, our Lady.

C: Our Mother, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living offering in Christ, to the praise of your name.
Remember, precious Lady, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

And grant that we may find our inheritance with all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ.

C&P: Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, nurturing Mother, our source of life, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

C: And now as the one who redeemed us taught us, we are bold to say,

C&P: Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

C: [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover has redeemed us.
P: [Alleluia.] Death has no more dominion over us.

C: The gifts of our Lady for her people.

The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the people. The bread and Cup are given to the communicants with these words.

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]
The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.]

C: Let us pray.

C&P: Most bountiful Lady, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son; and for assuring us that we, too, are cherished and loved as your children. Enfold us in your arms and strengthen us with your love, that we might be empowered to do the work and service you have given us to do. To you, to your Son, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

C: Let us go forth empowered by the Love of our Lady.
P: Blessed be.



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10:49 AM  
Blogger gadflea said...

Eucharist Using Female
Nouns and Pronouns
(For use in discussion)

The Word

A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.

The people ( P) standing, the celebrant (C) says

Blessed be the Lady who births, redeems and sanctifies us.
P: And blessed be all of her creation forever. Amen

C: Nurturing Mother, our hearts are open to you. You know our yearnings and our deepest fears. Purify our hearts with your burning love, that we may learn to love you more and more. Amen.

C: Loving Lady, have mercy.
P: Mother Jesus, have mercy.
C: Loving Lady, have mercy.

The Collect (see Proper 5, p 229, BCP)

C&P: Mother of all mercies, all good things proceed from you. Inspire us to think right thoughts and empower us to act on them; through your beautiful Son, Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit perpetually watches over us. Amen.

The Lessons

After each lesson, the Reader may say

The Holy Word.
P: Blessed be.

Before the Gospel the Deacon or Priest says

The Holy Gospel according to ___________.
P: We give you glory.


After the Gospel the Reader says

The Good News of our redeemer, Jesus Christ.
P: We give you praise.

The Sermon

On Sundays and other Major Feasts there follows, all standing

The Nicene Creed (p 358, BCP)

At other services it may be omitted or said in its place

The Apostles' Creed (p 96, BCP)

The Prayers of the People (Form III, p387, BCP)

L: Mother, we pray for your Holy Catholic Church;
P: That we all may be one.
L: Grant that every member of the Church may be your handmaiden;
P: That your name may be glorified by all creation.
L: We pray for all bishops, priests and deacons;
P: That they may faithfully conserve your bounty.
L: We pray for all who govern and hold positions of power in the nations of the world;
P: That there may be justice and peace on the earth.
L: Give us grace to do your will in all we undertake;
P: That our hearts may find favor in your sight.
L: Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble;
P: That they may be delivered from their distress.
L: Give to the departed eternal rest;
P: Let light perpetual shine upon them.
L: We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy;
P: May we also come to share in your paradise.
L: Let us pray for our own needs and those of others.

Intercessions may be offered.


The concluding collect is read by the Celebrant. (p 394, #4)

C: Holy Mother God, to whom our needs are known before we ask; help us to ask only what accords with your will; and those good things which we dare not or in our blindness cannot ask, grant us for the sake of your beautiful Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Confession of Sin

C: Let us confess the ways we have separated ourselves from our Divine Mother, from our own best selves and our neighbors.

C&P: Most merciful Lady, we confess that we have separated ourselves from you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves; we have not taken care of the life you
have given us. We are truly sorry, and we humbly
repent. Have mercy on us and forgive us; that as we attempt to turn around and go forward in a new direction we may delight in your desires and walk in your ways, and bring honor to your
Name. Amen.


The Peace

C: Peace be with you.
P: And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving (Eucharistic Prayer D, p 372, BCP)

C: May the Holy Mother be with you.
P: And also with you.
C: Lift up your hearts.
P: We lift them to our Lady.
C: Let us give thanks to Her.
P: If is right to give both thanks and praise.


C: It is truly right, Mother, to give you thanks; for you alone are the I AM, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and forever.

Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to give you glory might and day; and beholding the radiance of your presence, they offer you
unceasing praise. Joining with them and giving
voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim
you, and honor your Name as we sing (say)

C&P: Holy, holy, holy One, Source of light and love,
heaven and earth are full of your beauty.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is she who comes in the name of Love.
Hosanna in the highest.

C: We acclaim you, holy Lady, radiant with power. All of creation reveals your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that we might nurture and serve one another and your creation. When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you. Again and again you called us
into relationship with you, and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.

Mother, you loved the world so much that you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. In order to stay in right relationship with you, he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, he destroyed death that we might no longer fear it, and made your whole creation new.

And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, he sent the Holy Spirit, how own first gift, to complete the work he began and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it, or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

When the hour had come for him to be delivered up, having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took the bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat: This is my Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."
After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, "Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the
new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me."

Mother, we now celebrate this memorial of your redemption. Recalling Christ's death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your waiting arms, longing for his coming in glory; and offering to
you, from the gifts your have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.

C&P: We praise you, we bless you, we give thanks to you, and we pray to you, our Lady.

C: Our Mother, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living offering in Christ, to the praise of your name.
Remember, precious Lady, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

And grant that we may find our inheritance with all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ.

C&P: Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, nurturing Mother, our source of life, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

C: And now as the one who redeemed us taught us, we are bold to say,

C&P: Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

C: [Alleluia.] Christ our Passover has redeemed us.
P: [Alleluia.] Death has no more dominion over us.

C: The gifts of our Lady for her people.

The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the people. The bread and Cup are given to the communicants with these words.

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]
The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.]

C: Let us pray.

C&P: Most bountiful Lady, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son; and for assuring us that we, too, are cherished and loved as your children. Enfold us in your arms and strengthen us with your love, that we might be empowered to do the work and service you have given us to do. To you, to your Son, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

C: Let us go forth empowered by the Love of our Lady.
P: Blessed be.



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10:49 AM  
Blogger gadflea said...

FYI - That post was found on the ECUSA site...

11:06 AM  

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