Friday, February 18, 2011

The Instruments of the Anglican Communion

We all must, by now, have found the Conelonialists ranting and raving about the "instruments of communion".  Seems to me the only real instruments of communion are those pictured below.

Can someone explain why we need any more instruments than these?  Seems to me these are about all the instruments of communion we need.


JCF said...


Ellie Finlay said...


Grandmère Mimi said...

Fred, exactly. This is wonderful.

WSJM said...

By extension, one might also include a baptismal shell.

(I like to use a shell because I like to splash lots of water, not just dribble from a wet hand.)

Or, as Jesus put it, "When I said 'Go therefore and make disciples of all nations' I didn't realize you people were going to make it so complicated!"

Wade said...

Where's the coffee maker?

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Don't forget the organ! Who sings, prays twice, and see Hymn 420!

Anonymous said...

Oh Fred, this is dangerously close to what Jesus would do. That will never do! Why would you want to be inclusively loving, welcoming and generous when you can be convinced of your own rightness and purity?

Tut tut.

Lynn said...

Fred, thanks. You know I'm staying out of the Anglican wars these days, but this went to my heart. Thanks.

Fred Schwartz said...

I had to look it up -- I am not well-versed in my hymnal but thank you!

"Let every instrument be tuned for praise!
Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!
And may God give us faith to sing always--
Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

Fred Schwartz said...

How about a great recipe for the spring?

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thanks, Fred. It's a fine hymn with a rousing tune. I'm always a little put off by "world of sound" that strikes my ear as a bit like an RCA advert... but apart from that, a great tribute to music as ministry and praise!

Jim said...

I think we need dulcimers and organs but then I am a professional player of dulcimers. So I may be a tad prejudiced.