High Church


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n High Church a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • High 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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  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw
    “If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.”


In literature:

They represent the ancient church tradition, and are of very high authority.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
While the standard of morality, commercial as well as social, was of a high order, few of these settlers were members of any church.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Only in his High Church proclivities is he suspect.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
The tall grey tower of the old church is seen from the line, occupying a high position on the right.
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
The spacious interiors of the churches of this creed are lacking in severe lines and the walls and ceilings are highly reflecting.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
He must be a Republican and High Church.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Both the high altar in the chancel and altars in other parts of a church were used.
"Life in a Mediæval City" by Edwin Benson
The church was old and dim, with high black pews.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
This reverend gentleman was a high dignitary in the Catholic Church.
"Thirty Years In Hell" by Bernard Fresenborg
Up high above the sacred altars of that church fluttered a beautiful silk service flag.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger

In poetry:

The starry curtains of the sky,
Like garments, shall be laid aside;
But still thy throne stands firm on high,
Thy church for ever must abide.
"Psalm 102 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Thy church is in the desert now,
Shine from on high and guide us through;
Turn us to thee, thy love restore,
We shall be saved and sigh no more.
"Psalm 80" by Isaac Watts
Thou hast an ear for angels' songs,
A breath the gospel trump to fill,
And taught by thee the Church prolongs
Her hymns of high thanksgiving still.
"St. Luke" by John Keble
High on the lichened ledges, like
    A lonely sea-fowl on its perch,
Blown by the cold sea winds, it stands,
    Old Gosport's quaint forsaken church.
"On Star Island" by Sarah Orne Jewett
From this church they led their brides,
From this church themselves were led
Shoulder-high; on these waysides
Sat to take their beer and bread.
Names are gone - what men they were
These their cottages declare.
"Forefathers" by Edmund Blunden
Tired with their toil, peasants come back from the field,
From the old church, labourer's comfort and shield,
Voices of bells thrill the whole sky high above;
Struck is my heart, trembling and burning with love.
"Eve On The Hill" by Mihai Eminescu

In news:

Several former high-profile Scientology execs contributed to a rap song slamming the church, including famous members Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
SYLVANIA Mr Brian Keith "Cowboy" Darwin , 52, passed away Monday, Nov 5, 2012.Services: 2 pm today from the High Point Church of God.
The gardeners attend Grace Lutheran Church, 1140 E High St, Davenport .
BB gun found at Falls Church high school.
SOUTHLAKE-- Eleven Carroll Senior High School students were named to the All-Region Choir and performed a concert recently at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine.
The city will pay $2.3 million to Faith Fellowship Church as part of the settlement to a federal lawsuit filed over the denial of the church's application to move to an area zoned for high-tech industrial uses.
From St Joseph High School to St Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Ogden on Good Friday , April 22, 2011.
An estimated 500 people walked the Stations of The Cross from St Joseph High School to St Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Ogden on Good Friday , April 22, 2011.
West Rowan High basketball Coach Mike Gurley and Annettee Hipp honeymooned in New York after their marriage at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Father Patrick Nicholas Hughes, 56, served at the church located on Goodale Boulevard and North High Street in downtown Columbus.
View full size Lynn Ischay, Plain Dealer file photo Members of St Barnabas Church no longer use the building above in Bay Village and now worship in a gym at Bay High School.
Church Scriptures Get High-Tech Protection.
Prince George's churches merge youth ministries for high-energy worship.
It's the ultimate long shot--three women and one priest trying to revive interest in a church in a high-crime, gang-riddled neighborhood that was written off long ago, a church whose dead haunt its living.
Gianluigi Nuzzi, an investigative reporter, wrote a book based on "VatiLeaks," telling of high-stakes power struggles in the church.