Monthly Archives: April 2020

Second Sunday after Easter 2020

2nd Sunday after Easter 2020 according to the Use of Sarum, with sermon. I mention the impending end of lockdown here in France (11th May) with some continuing restrictions. I intend to continue recording Mass and sermons for the sake … Continue reading

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Self Reliance

This is a theme on which I have already touched in my posting about Transcendentalism which I encountered through Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was distinguished through his Self-Reliance. It is a point that is still uppermost in my … Continue reading

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Sectarian Religion and the Abdication of Reason

Some reflections on irrational religion, “red herrings” and diseases of the mind. I discuss some aspects of the “ecclesiastical freak show” that attracts curiosity, and how this curiosity needs to give way to critical reasoning and creative imagination. I touch … Continue reading

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Low Sunday 2020 Mass and Sermon

I have just uploaded my Mass for Low Sunday. I used the “weekday” Sunday Mass rather than the series of repeats of Easter Sunday at odds with the clausa paschuae on Easter Saturday in the Gregorian and Gelasian Sacramentaries.

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Informal talk on the Use of Sarum

Here is an informal talk on my book A Twitch on the Sarum Thread with greater insistence on the founding cultural and philosophical principles underlying liturgical traditions. Indeed it is not specifically about the Sarum Use / Rite but the … Continue reading

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An Easter Day Ramble

I have put this little talk on my Romantic Christianity book. I finish with IX of the Spiritual Songs by Novalis on the Resurrection – in German and then in George McDonald’s beautiful English translation.

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Happy Easter

I would like to send my Easter greetings to my Bishop, my fellow clergy, the faithful of our Church and all men and women of good will. This is an extract from the oratorio Christus by Franz Liszt. I was … Continue reading

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