Showing posts from May, 2023

The first Lord's Prayer at Mattins and Evensong: "endearing sense"

"Sweetly and gently": reading Bishop Hall in Whitsun week

"To become like God": Jeremy Taylor on the Comforter and the ministry of comfort

Why I do not cross myself

"There was not in the first Churches an unity and universality of practice": Jeremy Taylor on things indifferent in the Sacraments

"Your eternal, spiritual welfare": Le Mesurier's Bampton Lectures, the Old High tradition, and 'secular advantages'

"It must not be read in the congregation by a deacon": the rubric preceding the Absolution at Mattins and Evensong

'What need he to have sent his Vicar, his Holy Spirit?': Jeremy Taylor, the Ascension, and the Comforter

"Christ is with us by his Spirit, but Christ is not with us in body": Jeremy Taylor, the Ascension, and the Sacrament

"He hath left his mantle behind him": Thomas Comber on receiving the Sacrament on Holy Thursday

"Often seeing him in the glass of the creation": wisdom from Jeremy Taylor for Rogation Wednesday

"It will be very seasonable to return to this song": on the Benedicite and Rogationtide

Rogationtide, St. Ewold's, and the ordinary joys of Anglicanism

"All the whole Realm": BCP 1662, comprehension, and culture wars

"A liberty is here allowed": Lonsdale on the Prayer Book and Baptismal regeneration

"The established communion": Le Mesurier's Bampton Lectures on the modest but serious claims of the Church of England