Renaissance & Incense
The "Liturgical Renaissance" [Dec. 22] is without question an active current factor in most Protestant denominations, including some which originated in quest of spontaneous encounter in worship and in revolt against tradition and formality. However, it might be inferred erroneously, we believe, that the "renaissance" is more prevalent than is really the case.
If our observation has been at all representative, the cases cited are not generally descriptive of the mainstream of the Communions mentioned. Many of us who welcome the corrective values of this renaissance are, nevertheless, persuaded that liturgy and the traditional should not overshadow or suppress the...