Low Church

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Low Church See High Church, under High.
    • Low Church two ecclesiastical parties in the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church. The high-churchmen emphasize the doctrine of the apostolic succession, and hold, in general, to a sacramental presence in the Eucharist, to baptismal regeneration, and to the sole validity of Episcopal ordination. They attach much importance to ceremonies and symbols in worship. Low-churchmen lay less stress on these points, and, in many instances, reject altogether the peculiar tenets of the high-church school. See Broad Church.
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Usage

In literature:

In the older churches the doors are quite low and it is necessary for a man to stoop in entering.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The church at Kulleby was no dear, old-fashioned Swedish church, with its low white stone walls and its high black roof.
"Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories" by Mrs. Woods Baker
Mrs. Lowe Watson lectured before labor unions, church societies, W. C. T.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
For some time both in her school and church work Belle had been much associated with John Lowe, the schoolteacher.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Peculiar field names are the Low Ings, Bottom Slabs, Carr Bottom, Church Moor, Honey Hole, Wong, Well-syke, Long Sand, Madam Clay, Sewer Close.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
He pushed open a low door and they entered the great church.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
It is the low spiritual state of so many in the Church of Christ that is the trouble.
"Sovereign Grace" by Dwight Moody
The afternoon light was low and the little church she passed on her way seemed more than usually quaint and inviting.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
Dey did not 'low us to go to de white folks church.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Her morals were above suspicion, and her religion Low Church.
"Orientations" by William Somerset Maugham
I composed nothing but pieces for the Church, writing all the solos for a voice of low register.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
For many years before his death Snarley entered neither the church nor the chapel; and, I regret to say, he had a very low opinion of both.
"Mad Shepherds" by L. P. Jacks
We learn from the "Parentalia," that the former church had been mean and low.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The disputes and animosities between High and Low Church, and all the feuds of religious sectarianism, caused him the deepest disgust.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The church was a low building of mud, as usual.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
But most churches have outgrown this low ideal of success.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
Was our mother Eve High or Low Church?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
They paused for a moment on the low rise overlooking the church, to survey it.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Erastus saved thy mother's life through his skill; he however has a low opinion of our Church.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
The standard among farmers for the support of both church and minister, therefore, has fallen low.
"Six Thousand Country Churches" by Charles Otis Gill
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In poetry:

Narrow beds by one another-
White and low!
Through them softly, as in church-aisles,
Nurses go-
"The Hospital" by Anonymous Americas
As of a church's holy night,
With low-browed chapels round,
Where common sunshine dares not light
On the too sacred ground,—
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
On Sundays I take my rest;
Church-going bells begin
Their low, melodious din;
I cross my arms on my breast,
And all is peace within.
"Ultima Thule: The Windmill" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It was a humble church, with arches low,
The church we entered there,
Where many a weary soul since long ago
Had past with plaint or prayer.
"The Quiet Rural Church" by Victor Marie Hugo
The summer sun is sinking low;
Only the tree-tops redden and glow:
Only the weathercock on the spire
Of the neighboring church is a flame of fire;
All is in shadow below.
"In The Harbour: Sundown" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Faster!" she cries, "O, faster!" Eleven the church-bells chime:
"O God," she cries, "help Bregenz, and bring me there in time!"
But louder than bells' ringing, or lowing of the kine,
Grows nearer in the midnight the rushing of the Rhine.
"A Legend of Bregenz" by Adelaide Anne Procter

In news:

Jena Marie Broach and Michael Derek Kiser, both of Durham, were married at 4 pm Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, at Low's Lutheran Church, Liberty.
Actress Katie Holmes and her 6-year-old daughter were lying low Sunday in their new Manhattan apartment as a creepy crew reportedly from the Church of Scientology watched their every move.
The indoor play park is a parent/guardian cooperative that provides a low cost, fun indoor playground at Harvest Community Church, 2436 N W.
Sue Lowe lights a candle during the Tanner Street Church of God Maundy Thursday Service.
The Real Life Center in Tyrone will host a USDA free food distribution, "Feed the 500 Day," to low income families this Saturday, June 9, from 1-4 pm at Dogwood Church.
Canyon Christian Fellowship church in Azusa will again be offering a free Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and low-income in the community from 11 a.m.-2 pm on Saturday.
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Donations are at an all-time low at the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church food pantry .
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning (May 23) at Desert View Baptist Church in Winslow, with interment to fol-low at Desert View Cemetery.
Church-backed support and Section 8 vouchers are two options, but as America ages, even more low-income properties will be needed for retirement.
Mermet sun sails inspired by the nearby harbor shield Church and Jett from harsh sunlight, while practical, man-made planks by Veranda simulate wood but offer low maintenance and longevity.
Shifting Gears, a ministry of Peoples Church dedicating to providing bikes to low-income people, will host an open house at its new location, 303 Railroad St SW.
St Lawrence Church in Buffalo says its food pantry is running low on supplies and needs several items.
Because kids' homes are stress zones, they have a low threshold for stress when they come to church.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have an open house Monday, Jan 9 at 7 pm at the North Branch United Methodist Church TOPS offers weekly weigh-ins, education, incentive, recognition and support at a low membership fee.
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