I thought I’d share a final “Advent-ish” type meditation for these last few hours of Advent. It is traditional to preach in Advent on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. This particular meditation is about judgment. The Advent season collect makes it clear that at the last day, Jesus will come in […]
Praying the Office is a daily requirement for Anglican clergy, and a valuable and recommended practice for laity as well. For some Anglicans, it’s a simple matter of just picking up their BCP or DOB (the Daily Office Book, pictured here, which contains not only the Office, but all the readings from the lectionary, in […]
(reprinted from 2008) In recent years we have started to hear some Christian groups encouraging Christians not to observe Hallowe’en, not to let our children trick-or-treat, not to go to costume parties. Many of those groups urge churches to have “harvest parties” as an alternative, or even just ignore the day entirely and pretend it […]
I’ve been thinking for a while about resurrecting this blog, and for the last week or so article theses have been flying at me from, it seems, all directions. First, a little background. There is a Sunday morning adult education class at St George’s, the CANA parish in Colorado Springs, entitled “The Kingdom.” The theme […]
I have received numerous comments privately and on the Anglo-Catholic Central forum, for which I am very thankful. Please accept my gratitude, all who passed on your thoughts to me. As a result, please see the second draft of the Anglican Mass in Modern English. Again, I welcome your critique.
After seeing the products of attempts to translate parts of the 1662 BCP and the U.S. 1928 BCP into modern English with varying degrees of success, I was about to give up, as have so many, the idea that liturgy could be written in modern English without sounding either pedestrian or trendy – or horrible. […]