High-churchman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n High-churchman One who holds high-church principles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n high-churchman One of those members of the Anglican Church who maintain or attach especial importance to certain strict views of doctrine. The points upon which they chiefly insist are the following: the necessity of apostolic snccession, canonical jurisdiction, and conformity to the teachings of the undivided catholic church in order to constitute a true and lawful branch of the church; the sacerdotal character of the Christian priesthood; that grace is conferred in the sacraments or sacramental rites, including confirmation, absolution, etc., on all who receive them law fully and without opposing a moral or spiritual obstacle. Many High-churchmen, believing that the maintenance of the catholic character and historical continuity of the Anglican Church involves the continuance or revival of ancient ritual, give ritual and ceremonies a prominent place in their teaching and practice. Those who go furthest in this direction are popularly called extreme High-churchmen and Ritualists.
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Usage

In literature:

He was a High Churchman, and satisfied.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
He was a zealous High Churchman and Jacobite.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
I never had given up the notion of his coming around to be with me a High Churchman.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Dr. Strachan was an uncompromising high churchman.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Coke, hitherto a high churchman, placed himself at their head, and prepared for deadly opposition.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
You may seek for that renewal through the regenerating influence of the Sacraments dear to the heart of the Romanist and the High Churchman.
"Five Young Men" by Charles Reynolds Brown
It goes without saying that this remarkable man was a High Churchman and a celibate.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
Mr. Ablethorpe (that was the High-Churchman's name) was pleased and proud.
"Deep Moat Grange" by S. R. Crockett
I've not cross-examined company promoters for ten years without learning how to do business with a professional high churchman.
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker
High Churchman Laud, kept a jealous eye over New England.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
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