Category Archives: Church Year

Lenten Resources

As Lent swiftly approaches, here are a few things to remind you about as you consider how to keep a holy Lent… Forward Movement has launched a new faith-in-families resource site called GrowChristians.org. Fr now, it’s conceived as a Lenten … Continue reading

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Advent

I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and a good start to Advent. I’ve got some posts in the works that are proceeding in fits and starts. Barring actual substance, then, here are some manuscript pictures! Advent puts us in … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday 2015

I love the way the liturgy functions… As many readers know, I’ve got two books in the pipeline right now, one on early medieval monastic Gospel interpretation at the final page proof stage, the other on the spirituality of the … Continue reading

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Triduum Offices

Yes, the St. Bede’s Breviary has an abbreviation of the Offices during Triduum. It follows the discussion laid out in this post from 2010. If you prefer a more standard format, I refer you to the Daily Prayer from Forward … Continue reading

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Liturgical Juxtaposition

One of the things that I talked about in my dissertation that I’m revisiting as I frame it into a book is the principle of liturgical juxtaposition. That is, one of the ways the liturgy functions is to draw Scripture together—literally … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Musings

Not being a priest, I have no authority to shape liturgical celebrations at the local level. In a certain sense, this gives me the freedom to play “what if” and think through various scenarios without having to commit to one … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection

I haven’t put up many pieces on the Episcopal Cafe recently. That’s not a function of anything other than being overly busy, and not having anything compelling bubbling up to the top. However, I do have a new piece up … Continue reading

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On the Collects

This chapter will round out the section on the Calendar before I move on to the Office. ————————————— The Collects: An Integral Link of Prayer Book Practice The Liturgical Manifestations of the Church Year The Church Year establishes fundamental organizing … Continue reading

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Final Calendar Section (Anatomy, Part 4)

Here’s the last section on the Anatomy of the Calendar running from Holy Week through the end… ——————————- Holy Week Holy Week constitutes the space of our deepest yearly meditation upon the passion of Christ and ushers in the Three … Continue reading

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More Calendar (Anatomy, Part 3)

Christmas The Christmas season lasts a spare twelve days—but at least half of them are prayer book Feasts if the two possible Sundays are included! The season begins on Christmas Day, December 25th, and runs up to the eve of … Continue reading

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