"In the Thirteenth Sermon on the Resurrection (Easter Day, 1618), in which he dealt with the contention then rife about the observance of Easter, Andrewes underlined the Church's power to decree ceremonies and to bind her members by those decrees. That the Church had this power was evident in Apostolic times, and the contentious must be brought back to the custom of the Church, for if a man is contentious about ceremonies he will soon be contentious about more important things."
The above is certainly true, look at the result of the Puritan movement and the "Pope in the Belly Syndrome." Everyone does what is right in his own eyes. If liturgy isn't to their exact satisfaction these individuals feel that they have the right and authority to change it as they see fit. Who said? How many of these people would counsel with this approach to submission of one to another in the marriage covenant? Why so in the Church then? It's easy to submit when we agree with everything; how about learning to submit when we are not in agreement? Isn't that the real test of submission?
Welsby records the following from Andrewes in his sermons where Andrewes mentions these novel ways of worshipping invented by the modern Puritans of his day. He writes,
"On the positive side, Andrewes points to the distinction between the Liturgy—the Prayer of the People of God—and the "private prayers of the individual." "We must learn to distinguish the Liturgy and the public service of God in the Church from that private devotion which our Saviour would have us to perform daily when He saith, 'When thou prayest, enter into thy chamber.'" When we come before the presence of the Lord of the whole earth "our 'holiness' should have a kind of beauty with it", and irreverent, careless, undevout behaviour is displeasing to God. A man can never be too reverent in his approach to God."
He goes on to say,
"The use of due ceremonial is based on the unity of man's nature. We can worship God in three ways—with the soul, with the body, and with our worldly goods, and as he made and gave all three we must worship him with all three. "If all our worship be inward only, with our hearts and not our hats as some fondly imagine, we give him but one of three." Therefore sitting for worship is not warranted "he will not have us worship him like elephants, as if we had no joints in our knees"—and bowing at the name of Jesus is both scriptural and reasonable."
In the Pattern of Catechistical Doctrine, Andrewes had given five characteristics of ceremonies—they are to be necessary, they are not to be numerous, they are to be edifying, they are to be for good order, and they are to be for decency. He had also given five rules for behaviour in divine service—to observe unity (or "togetherness"), not to sleep, to be present in heart, not to talk, and not to depart till it is ended." 126, 127