Anglicans: Ecumenical Saints

Canonization of saints is a Roman Catholic practice that for Protestants was swept away with the Reformation. But in the centuries since, Protestants themselves have produced many eminent men of God, and there are few ways of honoring them. One way, in the Church of England, is inclusion on the church calendar for commemoration in daily services. This week in Britain an Anglican liturgical conference will consider new additions to the list, including four dissenters and even some Counter-Reformation Roman Catholics.

The dissenters are John and Charles Wesley (March 3), the 18th...

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