Friday, December 13, 2013

High Church

"High church," as it has come to be known, aspires to convey the majesty of God by the grandeur of man. Each pious motion and every liturgical movement stands as a metaphor striving to communicate reverence in the presence of God's holiness and to instill awe in the face of God's glory.

Neither golden grandeur nor reverent metaphor, however, could hope to surpass what a broken and contrite heart experiences when forgiveness, life and salvation are proclaimed in the name of Jesus. No pomp and circumstance could ever be fabricated to achieve that which comes in the humble and intimate surroundings where Word and Sacrament are simply and rightly administered according to Christ's institution, unadorned by the frills and allegories of man.

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