New ACNA Eucharist Liturgies

Here is a direct download link to the pdf of the new Holy Eucharist liturgies from the ACNA.  Holy Eucharist ACNA

It is a long document, 39 pages.  But that is because it contains two separate liturgies and all the seasonal changes.  The Long Form liturgy (the one appointed for Sunday principal service, and high feast day use) is the first 11 pages.  I recommend giving it a good read to familiarize yourself with it.  I think this liturgy is a great step forward for us as an Anglican Province.  I like it better than anything we do from the 1979 BCP, but it is different and will take some getting used to.

To the committee that worked on preparing these liturgies: well done.

2 thoughts on “New ACNA Eucharist Liturgies

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    Kelli

    April 26, 2014 at 3:09pm

    I hope I can ask a question. I’ve been looking for a new church, and one of the churches I’ve been pointed to is an ACNA. I’m not really all that familiar with the Anglican tradition so I wanted to do some research. Regarding certain questions the only answers I can find are “some do, some don’t.”

    Specifically, in this case, I was hoping you could tell me what the ACNA’s doctrine is regarding the Eucharist. (Transubstantiation, symbolic?)

    Thank you!

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      Mike

      June 7, 2014 at 5:18pm

      Hi, sorry I missed this comment. For some reason it got caught in the Spam filter. The official doctrine of the Anglican Church is that Transubstantiation is an unbiblical view, and therefore unacceptable. Thad hasn’t kept people from believing it, but it is “officially” not an option. But we don’t have a required view of what it is, only what it isn’t (transubstantiation). Part of the Anglican Way has been to not divide over secondary doctrine. Since the bible doesn’t spell out clearly how we are to view the Eucharist, and because so many people have differing views, we generally allow a most Christian views of the Eucharist to be accepted within a local congregation. The official view would be “real presence” meaning that Jesus is really present at the Eucharist, but you could probably imagine the number of different views that would still encompass real presence. I would also say that merely symbolic is a view that doesn’t particularly honor real presence. I hope this helps, and I would be glad to answer any other questions.

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