Monthly Archives: January 2018

King Charles the Martyr

I celebrate this feast as per the following proper, which some might find useful. I found it in an early version of the Anglican Missal. January 30th. CHARLES I OF ENGLAND, K. & M. Introit. Domine in virtute tua. Ps. … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour

Sophie and I went to the cinema today to watch Darkest Hour, the film made last year about Winston Churchill in the spring of 1940 when all the odds were against England. Here is a trailer from YouTube: What this … Continue reading

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Playing Classical Music on your PC or Smartphone

I have been through the wars trying to find the best way to play my favourite music on my computer (with an output to my stereo amplifier and speakers) – or on my smartphone through a portable speaker or earphones. … Continue reading

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Dr Winch’s Gregorian Club

I am dwelling somewhat on Dr Raymond Winch (1921-2000), because I think I have some understanding of his thought underneath the enthusiastic rhetoric of his desire to get western rites accepted by existing Eastern Orthodox Churches. This understanding was brought … Continue reading

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Our New Pro-Cathedral in the UK

Click on the photo for an enlargement. I have been following the developments of my Bishop’s new church near Faversham in Kent, and this photo has appeared just after the carpeting was laid and the windows covered with a special … Continue reading

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Notes by Dr. Ray Winch

I have quite a few handwritten notes by Ray Winch which illustrate his view on the contrast between the Catholicism of his youth (1940’s and 50’s) and the medieval status quo. I remember the nights of discussion when I had … Continue reading

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Dr Ray Winch reinvented

It was quite a while ago when I wrote about Dr Raymond Winch in Oxford. Simply, I was browsing through Blackwell’s Bookshop in the early days of Holy Week 1988 and came across The Canonical Mass of the English Orthodox. … Continue reading

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A Different View of Diversity

On my daily rounds of the Internet, I try to keep to things that are inspiring and positive, unlike news (whether fake or “official”), but I could not resist a comparison between someone giving a personal answer to the question … Continue reading

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Novalis

To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery and wonder of the world; it is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite … Continue reading

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Where it all happens

I have been doing a massive job of reorganising my scriptorium, or in less pretentious terms, my office. It’s still not finished, but it is operational for my translating jobs and other uses I make of my computer including this … Continue reading

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