Quick Updates

I’ve been away for a while, figuratively and literally, but the Fall and its demands advance with a relentless intensity…

  • Finished up the bulk of two short-term contracting gigs
  • Hard at work on collect revision for “A Great Cloud of Witnesses”
  • the book-length revision of my dissertation is due mid-month
  • At the end of the month, I’ll be doing a weekend at a parish in Kentucky on the roots and spirituality of the St. Augustine’s Prayer Book
  • At the beginning of October, I’ll be presenting on the St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, along with Fr. David Cobb at the North American Society of Catholic Priests meeting in Toronto
  • Towards the end of October, I’ll be meeting with the rest of the Standing Commission on Liturgy & Music to hash out our Blue Book resolutions for General Convention 


  • Nutcracker auditions are tonight at the new ballet studio where the girls will be going
  • and the school year starts tomorrow!

More posts will be coming soon on:

  • Anglo-Saxon Monastic Education & Formation
  • Books of Hours and the Primer tradition
  • Daily Prayer for All Seasons: this is the latest official product of the SCLM that is now in print and is being advertised by Church Publishing. All of the work on it was completed in the previous triennium—I had nothing to do with it. In short, I think I see what they were trying to do, but the lessons of liturgical history suggest that they were going about it the wrong way. A more complete review to follow…

9 thoughts on “Quick Updates

  1. Susan Loomis

    I’m looking forward to Anglo-Saxon Monastic Education & Formation. Do you have any interest in the Celtic Church? I’ve been fascinated by Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma series, and I’d love to learn more about the Celtic Church.

  2. Derek Olsen

    It’s up, a bunch of psalms have gone in (thanks to the official editorial assistant—my elder daughter), and the format is formalized. It’s not officially live, though, as I have entirely too many other things on my plate right now.

    That’s the pay off, of course. Since the crowd-funding approach didn’t work, I’ve been taking more contracting work (cf. the first bullet). As there are no deadlines, it’s a labor of love, and it has no active users, the Anglican Breviary falls to the bottom of the work list.

  3. Rdr. James Morgan

    It’s been almost a month now, Derek, and some of us are champing at the bit! Can’t you give us some oats and alfalfa as a teaser?

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