High Church Party

Members of the Church of England who stress the authority and claims of the episcopacy and priesthood, maintain a sacerdotal view of the Sacraments and give a high place to those points of doctrine, discipline, and ritual which distinguish the Anglican Church from other forms of Protestantism. They cultivate orthodoxy in doctrine and rigorism in discipline. The extreme wing has reintroduced practices such as the Mass, veneration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, auricular confession, communion under one species, Extreme Unction, and the establishing of monastic orders.

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