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A Few More Things about Christianity that Just Aren’t So

August 15, 2017

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Although no comments were posted about the first installment of this series, I’ll plunge on where angels fear to blog and share some more foolish misconceptions that have become attached to Christianity–in error.  Picking up where the last left off, let’s go on in the Scripture vein. 4. Christians believe that the Bible is the […]

Things Christians Think about Christianity That Aren’t True

August 13, 2017

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This is the third part of an ongoing series about – well – mistakes that some Christians and some Christian groups make about what Christianity believes or teaches.  In other words, “what isn’t Christianity!”  In the first two installments, we looked at six wrong notions: 1.  Christianity is about keeping the rules. 2. Christians believe […]

A Few Ideas about Christianity that are Wrong

July 30, 2017

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Over a nice cup of French Roast yesterday I had the occasion to mention to a priest friend that lately I’ve been pondering a list of wrong things that people believe.  I don’t mean wrong things that are thought by people outside the Church, although there sure are plenty of those.  I mean wrong things […]

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 […]

The First Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

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The first thanksgiving--1621, right? Guess again!

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! […]

Let’s Talk about Evangelism

May 20, 2014

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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, […]

Ancient Worship…Timeless Faith

May 18, 2012

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A few years ago, a fellow priest (hi Jerry!) and I began using the phrase with which I’ve titled this post on websites and printed matter to refer to our traditional Anglican liturgy.  We had realized that the word “traditional” had come to have some bad connotations…for example, to a Roman Catholic, it meant “all […]

ACNA Liturgical Revision

March 12, 2012

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Many have asked in other venues about the ACNA prayerbook revision process that is ongoing.  For those who are interested, here is the guiding principles that committee is following, and here is the Ordinal they have produced.  This Ordinal is the first published liturgy from that group.  They plan to have a Eucharist produced by […]

Review of a Western Rite Liturgy

January 19, 2012

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I have recently had the opportunity to examine one of the liturgies in use by the Western Rite Orthodox and must admit to no little surprise.  Let me begin with some simple factual observations. To begin with, the liturgy includes with it a traditional Gregorian chant setting, the Missa de Angelis. In terms of order, […]