Anglican Definition: What Does “Anglican” Mean?

What does "Anglican" mean? This is a great, common, complicated question! First, let’s get this out of the way: It’s “ANGLican,” not “ANGELican.” We don’t worship angels! “Anglican” Means “English” Next, let’s go to Merriam-Webster. On its own, the word “Anglican” simply means “English”—“of or relating to England or the English nation.” When applied to a segment of the Christian [...]

By |2020-05-08T14:34:12-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |1 Comment

Should We Pray Written Prayers? Didn’t Jesus Tell Us Not to Repeat Prayers?

Jesus teaches us how to pray by example and by explicit teaching. Embedded within the Sermon on the Mount written in the Gospel according to Matthew, there is an instruction from Jesus that seems to speak directly against repeating our prayers to God. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and [...]

By |2020-04-14T17:05:11-05:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |4 Comments

What Do Anglicans Believe?

When someone visits an Anglican church, if they are new to our tradition, they often ask "What do Anglicans believe?" As you can imagine, it is not that easy to summarize the doctrinal beliefs of a global communion with a long history, and various schools of thought and practice. Nevertheless, here at Anglican Compass, we are dedicated to answering questions [...]

By |2020-05-12T11:13:22-05:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Theology|Tags: |5 Comments
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