Should former canons
who have ceased to hold office on moving out of the diocese or
retiring, and who are not "Emeritus", still be addressed as such?
Crockford seems ambivalent about this.
communities frequently include brigadiers, lieutenant-colonels,
majors, and other officers, all of whom have long retired from
their respective regiments. These veterans are invariably addressed
according to the rank that they held on their return to civilian
life, and this seems to provide a parallel case that justifies the
way in which former canons can still be addressed as such.
This courteous respect for
their former office will extend to and include all: the canons
retired in, and those who have moved out, of the diocese,
irrespective of whether the "Emeritus" title has been officially
So widespread and
universally accepted has this etiquette become that it has
overtaken the rules that govern cathedral chapters in the dioceses,
and explains the ambivalence in Crockford's Clerical
lay people outside Academe and the laboratory, including
politicians, lawyers, and bankers, it is customary to eschew the
use of doctoral titles. Ministers of religion, however, seem happy
to use them. Very few are doctors of divinity, although a limited
number have a lower doctorate in religious studies. What is the
reason for the difference in usage?
At my parents'
church, consecrated hosts are intincted before they are reserved.
Is this common practice in the C of E? If so, why?
Does the fact that a
Church of England church is part of a local ecumenical partnership
with a Roman Catholic or Methodist church permit the C of E priest
to use the Roman or Methodist rite for the parish
Worship, Order One, a rubric states that one of four
acclamations may be used. Note 18 does not make clear whether the
suggested acclamations may be used (i.e. are optional), or
one or other is to be used. Those eucharistic prayers that
include acclamations state that one of the four is used.
Which is correct? May an acclamation be excluded should a president
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