Showing posts from December, 2020

Christmas Day

"The most gracious and glorious Redeemer of Mankind": Tillotson on receiving the Holy Sacrament at Christmastide

Cranmer's Christmas collect and a Reformed Marian piety

"For our better coming to the feast": Mark Frank on Advent as preparation for Christmas

How the feast of Saint Thomas prepares us for a Nicene Christmas

"The time that is at hand": Mark Frank's sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

'Moderation, learning, usefulness, piety': an Old High Church alternative to 'Simpler, humbler, bolder'

"So serve Thee with fasting and prayer": Cosin's collect and Advent Embertide

"That we might see the bleak midwinter of our souls": the case for an Old High Church Advent

"That we might one day celebrate an Advent indeed": an Advent sermon in the midst of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

"And especially in Advent": liturgical observances for Advent in the 17th century Church of England

Did Thomas Ken believe in the Immaculate Conception?

"An absolute bar to the unity of Christendom": Keble on the dogma of the Immaculate Conception

Inwardly digesting Advent hope with the Daughter of Sion

"It being Advent": Advent in the diaries of John Evelyn

"God grant we may in such wise hear, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them": a Latitudinarian sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

A time to rediscover Mattins

'The Church is a visible society, laws of polity it cannot want': a Hookerian case for renewing the role of Canon Law