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 Liturgical Look Forward is up now for Proper 4!
I’m thinking back to yesterday and the conjunction of two different feasts, Corpus Christi and the Feast of the Visitation. It’s worth commenting on why two different sites—like the St. Bede’s Breviary and Daily Prayer—would choose one over the other. How do we think through these decisions theologically and what
The St. Bede’s Breviary is celebrating today as Corpus Christi as a local Feast of Our Lord with a commemoration of the Visitation. Forward Movement’s Daily Prayer is celebrating today as the Visitation. This is one of the possible conjunctions that had never occurred to me but which the liturgical
This is the “Look, ma, no head!” version… The technical tweak to this video is that I have not included any talking head shots. It occurred to me that it didn’t make sense to do a lot of editing work to overlay pictures of a presentation over top of talking
In this week’s on-going YouTube experiment, I went with a drastically shorter format. Rather than a 25 minute video like last week’s, this one is just 5 minutes, 17 seconds. It’s brief, to the point, and took a lot less time for me to write, shoot, and edit! (Leaving more
Here’s the delayed Liturgical Look Forward… I’m still figuring out the production schedules for these while juggling everything else.
After a bit of thought and a couple of false starts, I’m trying out a new experiment: YouTube videos. One of the things that I’ve noticed is that, even though I’m a biblical scholar, I sometimes lose the thread of exactly what we’re doing and where we are in the
After the Introductory Chapter on Benedictine Spirituality and how Cassiodorus fits into it, I need to talk more specifically about prayer and about the psalms. Here’s the section on prayer. I’m building off something I originally posted over at Grow Christians so parts of this may look familiar if you
If you’ve been following along with the Psalming Christ snippets, then you’ll have figured out that we’re heading here. Essentially, I’ve established that Benedictine spirituality is “a thing,” but that as important, useful, and helpful as Benedict’s rule is, it’s not enough—and was never intended to be. Rather, it is