Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Clapping vs. Non Clapping

The low church way to usher.

The high church way todo the weather report

Our annual Burning of the Greens is tonight. We'll start the low country boil at 5 p.m. The party begins in earnest at 6 p.m. Bring ingredients for low country boil or a covered dish and something to drink. See y'all there!



  • At 1/04/2009 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Very funny! What do you mean by low and high church?

  • At 1/04/2009 12:56 PM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    Low and High are terms used in describing the formality of a church service. So that a low church Episcopal service can seem quite Methodist while high church churches are referred to as Anglo-Catholic for being a more Roman Catholic leaning church in terms of worship style.

    I have heard the terms applied to Methodist churches
    so that a low church Methodist Church seems Baptist and a high church one is more Episcopal.

    High church would include things that are very King of Peace like our vestments and incense. Low church would include things that are very King of Peace like our simple worship space and our more contemporary music.

    I trust I have confused the issue.



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