I find myself pondering the reasons for gaps in the lectionary of the Daily Office readings. I’m struck by a couple in particular… What makes these interesting is that I’m not looking at the currently lectionary, but the original 1928 Daily Office lectionary. Here’s one: 2 Samuel 11:2-4a, and 12:1-7,9-10,12-13a That’s
With General Convention coming up, I’m thinking about Communion Without Baptism again, prompted by occasional mentions of it I see around. Clearly I’ve got strong opinions on this topic, but it’s occurred to me that I rarely express the real problem with it… Bear with me here for a moment.
Doing some psalm antiphon transcribing. The fourth antiphon for Lauds on Pentecost—so the one intended to go with the canticle… We all know the Benedicite, right? That’s the one on Saturday morning that never ends. Love this twist on it: O ye Wells of Salvation, † and all that move
Here is this week’s episode, including a brief discussion of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
Here’s the second part of my presentation for the Society of Scholar Priests. Part 1 introduces Xunzi as a pre-modern person interested in how ritual practice forms virtue; part 2 is here, part 3 is looking at classical Anglican liturgy with Xunzi’s thoughts in mind. (Production on the next Liturgical Look
I often post sections or entireties of presentations that I give for various groups—this is one of them. I was invited to present at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Scholar-Priests this past month on the broad & general topic of the liturgy and formation. This gave me an
The new Liturgical Look Forward is up now! Oh—and for Patreon subscribers there’s a bonus video available too.
I just finished writing a brief history of the Episcopal sanctoral calendar for another blog (I’ll link when it goes up). I’ll be the first to tell you that the evolution of our Calendar has been both crazy and problematic. However, I’ve been seeing recommendations on Facebook and in other
The latest section of Psalming Christ is up over on Patreon. I’m demonstrating what a close reading of the text looks like, informed by the methods assumed by Benedict and taught by Cassiodorus. It starts like this… Cassiodorus, Benedict, and the anonymous Master are introducing their monks to a