Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November

Tonight they’ll try to set a bonfire to burn England down. Why? Because back in 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught before he had time to light the fuse on 30 some odd barrels of gunpowder under parliament, in an attempt to destroy Parliament and the King (James I), thereby setting the stage for the restoration of the Catholic Church.

It has long since become nonsectarian although very often an effigy of Guy Fawkes is on the pyre. But mostly it’s a good excuse for a bonfire and fireworks, indeed rather like the 4th of July, where we really don’t rail much about old King George anymore.

It was celebrated here until the Revolution as well, especially in New England, where the effigy of Guy Fawkes was sometimes joined by one of the Pope. It was banned by General Washington while the Continental Army occupied Boston in the Revolution so as not to over inflame the residents, and pretty much never resumed.

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15 Responses to Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November

  1. the unit says:

    Obviously a very deplorable and irredeemable guy, this Guy. Despicable even! Imagine doing that to set the stage for the restoration of the Constitution. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, put him in the basket. 🙂

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  2. “restoration of the Constitution”?

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    • NEO says:

      Works for me! 🙂

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    • the unit says:

      Well maybe it’d been better to say restoration of paying heed to the Constitution. I get it Father.

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  3. You are constructing fantasy.

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    • NEO says:

      Huh? What are you speaking of here?

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      • Its aspirations.

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    • No fantasy that so-called pope “Francis” does NOT know the true Gospel! And it has been no fantasy that the American Constitution was part of God’s providence! But the great question remains, how long will the American Constitution last? And here also “Francis” has been no true friend!

      Again my two-cents at least!

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      • The Old High Church is the true Anglican deposit.

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        • If your talking about the Oxford Movement (Tractarianism), then where is it now? It had indeed some very good men: Keble, Pusey, etc. But sadly it is basically gone these days! But Keble’s Oxford sermon on “National Apostasy” still is a good read! The real Anglican deposit is more with men like Thomas Cranmer and James Ussher, of course in my opinion, and historically I am not alone.

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        • And perhaps we might see Richard Hooker as the first definitive and broad church type Anglican? As A.S. McGrade wrote of Hooker’s work it “remains the one systematic and intelligible justification of the the whole range of Anglican belief and worship.”

          But again, there is never perfection in any of our churchmen, and most certainly the Anglican! And I am myself always something of an Anglican Churchman. From Thomas Cranmer, to John and Charles Wesley, to again an Archbishop Ussher! Not to mention a John Donne and the poet-parson George Herbert.

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        • And perhaps we might define the best of Anglicanism as a desire for a real Christian spirituality, biblical but always spiritual and seeking the love of Christ and discipleship! This has been my press and desire as “Anglican”. 🙂

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        • Awe, but oh yes.. I fall so very short here myself, as really all of us! Thank God our perfection is with mercy, grace and of course the Person & Work of Christ.

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        • 10-4

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