High Church

High Church
High′ Church′
rel (in the Anglican church) emphasizing the Catholic tradition, esp. in adherence to sacraments, rituals, and obedience to church authority
Etymology: 1695–1705 High′ Church′man, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • High church — relates to ecclesiology and liturgy in Anglican theology and practice. Although used by several Protestant Christian denominations, the term has traditionally been associated with the Anglican tradition in particular. It is virtually non existent …   Wikipedia

  • High Church — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High Church — 〈[ haı tʃœ:tʃ] f.; ; unz.〉 (die engl.) Hochkirche * * * High Church [ haɪ tʃə:tʃ], die; [engl. High Church, aus: high ↑ (high) u. church = Kirche]: Richtung der englischen Staatskirche, die eine Vertiefung der liturgischen Formen anstrebt. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • HIGH CHURCH — Expression désignant une tendance qui, au sein de l’Église d’Angleterre, accentue la continuité avec la tradition catholique, et parfois orientale, et insiste sur le rôle de l’institution ecclésiale, ainsi que sur l’importance de la constitution… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • High-Church — High Church, a party in the Anglican Communion that lays great stress on church and priestly authority, ceremonial observances, the apostolic succession, and the Catholicism of the church. High Church «HY CHURCH», adjective. of or having to do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • High-church — a. Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See {High Church}, under {High}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High Church — n. a conservative party of the Anglican Church that retains various practices and much of the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church: distinguished from LOW CHURCH High Church adj. High Churchman n. pl. High Churchmen …   English World dictionary

  • High Church — n [singular] the part of the Church of England that is closest in its beliefs to the Roman Catholic Church >High Church adj →↑Low Church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • High Church — [ hai tʃə:tʃ] die; <aus gleichbed. engl. High Church> Hochkirche, Richtung der engl. Staatskirche, die eine Vertiefung der liturgischen Formen anstrebt; vgl. ↑Broad Church, ↑Low Church …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • High-Church — (hīʹchûrchʹ) adj. Of or relating to a group in the Anglican Church that stresses the historical continuity of Catholic Christianity and maintains traditional definitions of authority, the episcopacy, and the nature of the sacraments. * * * …   Universalium

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