Articles by Robert Ramsey

Robert Ramsey

Robert is the Executive Editor of The North American Anglican. He is also a warden and church planter at Christ Church Anglican South Bend. In his spare time he likes fixing old espresso machines and cars from the 90s.


Of the Right Use of the Church Part II

The Second Part of the Homily of the Right Use of the Church It was declared in the first part of this Homily by God’s word, that the temple or church is the house of the Lord, for that the service of the Lord (as teaching and hearing of his holy word, calling upon his…

Of the Right Use of the Church Part I

An Homily of the Right Use of the Church or Temple of God and of the Reverence Due Unto the Same The First Part Where there appeareth at these days a great slackness and negligence of a great sort of people in resorting to the church, there to serve God their Heavenly Father according to…

Announcing the Book of Homilies Project

The “Books of Homilies” hold a special place within Anglicanism. They are enshrined in Article XXXV of the 39 Articles as, “The Second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies,…

Why Is the ACNA Altar Book Trying to Be a Missal?

This week, the ACNA published a draft of a proposed altar book for the 2019 BCP, which you can find here. Interestingly, the draft breaks from its predecessors, the official 1979 BCP altar book and 1928 BCP altar book, in that it contains prayers and ceremonial additions not found in the standard BCP, thus resembling…

Parish Profile: All Saints, San Antonio

Here at The North American Anglican we’re dedicated to the classic Books of Common Prayer. We believe them to be an integral element of our Anglican identity, and we hope, in many ways, to encourage their use. However, we know that ministering as a traditional Anglican parish can be quite difficult in the 21st century,…

Is Classical Anglicanism Catholic?

Once again, we are very happy here at The North American Anglican to be hosting these conversations. Particularly significant is the fact that many are excited for Anglicanism’s future, and rather than taking a 20th century approach of “every man does what is right in his own eyes,” these essays seek to establish a more…

Response to “The Old Religion”

I enjoyed reading Fr. Wilgus’ piece ‘The Old Religion’ this last week here on The North American Anglican. Its call to a return of a Reformed Catholicity within Anglicanism resonated with many of the other discussions we’ve been having on the site, and I agree with the core claim of the piece that Anglicanism (in…

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