Important Old Testament Stories

July 15, 2016
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In the last few weeks I’ve had a number of events, conversations, and even random thoughts pop into my head, all dealing with one topic: Old Testament stories. As a result of a recent conversation with a brother priest, I found myself thinking about these stories, specifically along the lines of which Old Testament stories […]

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Was Christmas Really a Pagan Holiday?

December 21, 2015
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  It is almost certain that you’ll run into some well meaning fool who likes to smirk at holiday decorations and with an air of popping the balloons of children announce that “Jesus wasn’t really born on Christmas, you know.”  They will often continue with “Christmas is just another pagan festival that Christianity stole.”  Well, […]

Posted in: Culture

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas!

December 6, 2015
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At this time of year in the USA, we are inundated with movies, television specials, cartoons, and images about Santa Claus. Some are quite good, entertaining, and fun, most are just, well, not. Christians when facing the secular culture often find some questions difficult to answer. Santa Claus shouldn’t be one of those difficult questions. […]

Posted in: Saints

The First Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015
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The first thanksgiving--1621, right? Guess again!

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How Anglicans Worship – Part 8

September 23, 2015
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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 […]

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Itne Qua FSSM?

August 4, 2015
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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 […]

Christos Anesti!

April 5, 2015
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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! […]

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