The Exhortations, Part 1 - Biblical Foundations
Jesus, Prophets, and Apostles: the foundation of the third Exhortation
In this three week series, we will explore the benefits Holy Communion brings even when we are in between celebrations. Especially relevant in a time of pandemic when we cannot meet together around the Lord's Table, we will see the Holy Communion continues to provide us ample ministry even without actually partaking. According to a deeply rooted biblical theology--grounded in the doxology of both Old and New Testaments--the mere anticipation of a future celebration is a summons to a life of rigorous self-examination and repentance unto discipleship in the here and now.
In this first lesson, we lay the biblical foundation for the Prayer Book's "pastoral theology" of Holy Communion, and where it shows up (in force!) in the third Exhortation.
For this series, we will follow the order and language of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, the theological standard of global Anglicanism. While the 1928 Book of Common Prayer's Exhortations are similar, they deviate in a number of ways which will be noted in the course of lessons. Download the 1662 Exhortations here.
Download the audio file for Part 1 below:
Fr. Adam Rick
A prayerbook Christian with a patristic twist.