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Hi, I'm new to this Community.

Hi, I'm new here and well, to livejournals in general. I'm an Anglican Catholic (High Church of England) from the UK and am currently on my first year of a Theology Degree. I am studying at home because I have mobility problems so it's kinda lonely. I decided to have a livejournal to see if anyone would share some insight into their faith or insights into the questions I am studying at the moment.

I thought I would share this with you...Isaiah 43:1-5
.Isaiah 43:1-5...
But now says the lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your saviour.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.
Because you are precious in my sight,
and honoured, and I love you,
I give people in returnf ro you,
nations in exchange for your life.
Do Not fear , for I am with you;....

Isn't this the most amazing passage? The most comforting. The most inspiring. How can anyone ever doubt God after reading this?

Okay, What do YOU think? What's you most inspiring or comforting passage. What do think about this one?
Anyone?
Ta, Jules

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Thanks, They are wonderfully inspiring passages, manly ones I've never considered in that light before. Certainly agree with you on 1 Cor 2:9, whoa the depths of God's love! Thanks for commenting, Jules.
I'm an Anglican Catholic (High Church of England) from the UK

I am quite interested in this self-definition. By saying "Anglican Catholic", are you meaning καθολικος in the sense of 'universal', or are you saying that (parts of) the Anglican Communion are in communion, as opposed to merely in dialogue, with the Roman Catholic Church?
if the term Anglo Catholic is being ussed in the way that im famiular with it , its just a way of describing churhman-ship in side of some churchs in the the church of England

you see the church of England contains every type of church practise for pentercostal to uber-liberal to churchs which are simular in pratise to the Roman Catholic Church

hence so Anglgo Catholic simply means an anglican church which uses roman Catholic stile worship

its an english thing we like our labeles

i was harf raised in a Anglo Cathloic Church
Hi, Thanks for commenting. The Church of England is not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, but we have exactly the same beliefs as they do and hold the Pope in very high regard. The CofE tries to cover all of the Traditions of the church (catholic, liberal, evangelical) etc - and we often call ourselves High Church or Low Church. High Chruch has the typical Catholic view of everything and if you went to a High Church service and a Roman Catholic you wouldn't notice any difference. Low Church is less so. However, it's important to point out that the CofE is not protestant, since we do belive that the bread and wine are the body of Christ.
Errr....does that answer the question or have I rambled? Ta, Jules
Thank you for the reply.

I think, however, that certain ideas might bear clarification. The Church of England may, in some respects, have similar beliefs to the Roman Catholic Church, but they are definitely not identical. Consider, for example, the absolute prohibition against contraception, the prohibition against women priests, the prohibition against homosexual clergy, the prohibition against divorce, the requirement of celibacy of the clergy, the perpetual virginity of Mary, the immaculate conception of Mary, the infallibility of the Pope and the Magisterium, and, of course, the requirement of obedience to the Pope. All of these are official Catholic doctrine; none is official Church of England doctrine. Certain Anglicans may hold these as personal views, but they are not institutional norms.

Please note that I am not Catholic, and I would never demand adherence to these doctrines, but the Roman Catholic Church does.

it's important to point out that the CofE is not protestant, since we do belive that the bread and wine are the body of Christ.

To be more precise, some Anglicans believe in transubstantiation. It is not Anglican doctrine, however. Nevertheless, belief in transubstantiation is not what makes one Roman Catholic, and unbelief in it is not what makes one Protestant. A Protestant is one who belongs to a Christian movement which descends from those which, in the C16th, separated from the Roman Catholic church on doctrinal grounds. This includes the Church of England.

While the Anglican Church is one of the more ecumenicalist movements, it is, as you said, not in communion with Rome, and that is what makes it Protestant.

See also the religioustolerance.org's article on the gaps between the Anglican and Catholic churches, and the Catholic Encyclopedia's article on 'Anglicanism'.

It seems to me that you, and your church, are in a similar position to many of the rest of us: we would like closer communion with Rome, but we cannot agree with the beliefs which they regard as being necessary to such communion.
WOOT for liturgy! :D

God bless and welcome!
Hiya, Thanks for the welcome and Glad you were inspired by the quote!
Thanks, Jules
Hi..uh, i think your name is Julie? or jules, either works :) Hope you enjoy saltshakers!
Hiya, Thanks for the welcome and Yep, my name is Julie. Jules is a nickname given by my friends at school when I refused to answer to 'Jew'...long story.
God bless, Jules.
i love that verse its his way of telling us he will never abandon us and that makes me feel so good.
amen!
Yep, I love this verse too! If you read it prayerfully, as in lectio divina, you would put your name in where it says "But now says the lord, he who created you, (name), he who formed you, (name):Do not fear, for I have redeemed you..." That really is the most moving prayer ever.
Thanks for commenting & God Bless, Jules.
Thank you for this verse. It was exceptionally inspiring. It upliifts the spirit.
Jules: Howdy, I've been to Great Britain once, one summer many years ago back when I was in high school.

At different times in my life, God brings believers into my life who share different passages that are exactly what I need to be sustained through that particular season in life. At one point it was colossians 3:22-24. Then another time it was Psalms 1 (only six verses). A few years ago it was 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12. Recently, it has been 1 John 5:4. If you are interested in knowing why I'm srawn to any of these passages in particular, let me know and I'd love to tell you.

Blessings to you, Steve



thank you for that =) my favorite verse is Pslam 34:18- God is near to the broken hearted and draws close to the crushed in spirit.
Jules. The studies must be taking up some of your time. We are valuable to our Creator. I see people outside my work and they don't even know He exists. They only care about themselves. He even loves them...and no one should be lost to the eternal flames of hell. What an Awesome God we serve?