Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Underlying Aspiration

Update: increasing numbers of comments here – some incredibly intolerant, others on the mark – you decide… The Roman Catholic Church at least has a system of canon law designed to be both predictable and equitable. The only kind of … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia Rains on the Parade

Update: a couple of blogs discussing the question with some interesting comments: Modestinus. Byzantine, TX. HT – Young Fogey on ROCOR stops its Western Rite * * * I put his link – ROCOR Synod meeting – on the Orthodox … Continue reading

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Pristinos dies?

The title comes from the Vulgate version of Hebrews x.32: Rememoramini autem pristinos dies in quibus inluminati magnum certamen sustinuistis passionum But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings This … Continue reading

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The Barque of Peter?

I love this one! Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the island of Lampedusa and someone seems to want the celebration to be relevant to seamen. Well, let’s see. The vessel seems to be about eight feet in length excluding the … Continue reading

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Mystical Aestheticism

I come to a subject that is quite related to some other posts I have written on Romanticism and “neo-medievalism” in the nineteenth century and up to the outbreak of World War I. This term is coined by Embryo Parson … Continue reading

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Herding Cats and Continuing Anglican Ecumenism

I often get comments lamenting the disunion of various jurisdictional bodies of Continuing Anglicans with their various emphases in matters of theology, notably the appeal of historical Catholicism on one side and fidelity to the rigour of the Reformation on … Continue reading

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New Blow-Out Departments

I thought I had better set up the pages in case anyone would like to use them. Try to keep it civil and I will only moderate trolls (one sent a really juicy comment yesterday, containing swear words and profanities, … Continue reading

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New Article on The Anglican Catholic

An Alternative to the Church of England? by Deacon Jonathan Munn

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Catholicism as a Mystery Religion

Many atheists accuse Christians of having plagiarised the ancient Egyptian mystery religions. They gleefully affirm that the legendary Horus was born of a virgin and rose from the dead. They infer from this that Jesus was a fraud, make-believe, never … Continue reading

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Been Away

I was a little slow in approving a couple of new comments, because I have been away since Friday night until this morning. I have been to England to attend a meeting with some of the ACC clergy. It was … Continue reading

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