Processions Interrupting the order here to answer questions I’d received from earlier in the “How Anglicans Worship” series. Let me begin by observing that there are six general types of processions: Entrance, Gospel, Offertory, Exit, Holy Day, and Special Occasion. Order in processions ought be pretty straightforward. Older manuals used to prescribe slightly different orders […]
Once upon a time there was an association of Anglican clergy called the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Martin, known by its Latin initials FSSM. This was a group whose noble dedication was to the traditional, Catholic liturgy of Anglicanism. Their website is still there, but there is no indication the body is still active. If […]
The Easter Greeting The traditional way Christians greet one another during the great fifty days of Easter, in various languages. English: Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! German: Christ ist erstanden! Er ist wirklich erstanden! Greek: Χριστος Aνεστη! Aληθως Aνεστη! (Christos Anesti! Aleithos Anesti!) Russian: Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе! […]
We come in November to the winding down of the Christian year, but before we get there we have two great observances. Unfortunately, there are some Christians who get them confused, so let’s look briefly at the first two days of November. November first is the feast of All Saints’, the day when we remember […]
It’s that time of year again–time for crazies to carp and tell you falsehoods about Christianity. Have a look at my annual post about Hallowe’en!
No, seriously. I just finished listening to a two-part podcast over on Ancient Faith Radio, where the speaker detailed his journey from being a Methodist-who-didn’t-go-to-church, through dedicated Calvinist, and to Orthodoxy. Not the Western Rite of Orthodoxy, either, all the way Eastern and ordained a deacon. The first part of the podcast was his journey, […]
Reprinted as a reminder. Here it is again–Happy Lent! Lent helps us enter the deepest and most important mysteries of what it truly means to be human—spirit and flesh fused together. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent and remind us of our mortality. The ashes which are blessed and traced in the form of […]