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Was the Peace always chaotic?

Out of the question: When did the Peace become a chaotic, free-for-all intermission, and what can be done to apply some sanity to this part of the service of worship?

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Out of the question:  What animals should be included in the nativity scene?

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Out of the question: What animals should be included in the nativity scene? 

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Out of the question: If a man were to be ordained priest without having first been ordained deacon, or consecrated bishop without first having been ordained priest, is that ordination deemed to be valid and in accord with the Catholic faith and order of the Church of England?

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Out of the question: What should be done if unforeseen circumstances mean that no priest arrives for a Sunday eucharist?

Bow the head at the holy Name?

Out of the question: How does the practice of bowing at the mention of our Lord Jesus Christ during, for example, the Creed match the belief in the equal status of the three Persons of the Trinity? 

Collared after retirement?

Out of the question: Why do retired clergy still wear their clerical collars?

Is the season of Advent a fast?

Out of the question: Is Advent still a fast? If so, to what extent? 

Future of ‘And also with you’

Out of the question:  When will we do away with the awful response "And also with you"

Priests' picking their own ‘creed’

Out of the question: Does Canon B5 give the priest discretion to set aside all the authorised Creeds and Affirmations of Faith in Common Worship and to introduce instead an alternative of his or her own choosing?

Festival of Christ the King

Out of the question: Why has the Feast of Christ the King, which apparently originated as recently as 1925, risen to such prominence? Was it devised (partly) in order to rehabilitate the idea and the institution of monarchy after the cataclysm of the First World War?

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Fri 30 Jan 15 @ 16:35
RT @waltonandyGreat to read stories of Syrian refugees in @churchtimes in their own words rather than just seeing them as stats.

Fri 30 Jan 15 @ 16:25
.@stephensizer has now apologised for his 9/11 link on social media