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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Resources for Lent 4

Resources for Lent 4

Let us pray (in silence) [that as Christ was restrained for our sake, we may be set free for his] pause Forgive, O God, the offences of your people, that through your goodness we may be freed from the bonds of the sins which in our frailty we have committed; through our Saviour Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

As we are coming up to the feast of Saint Joseph (19 March – although the Sunday celebration obviously takes precedence, and many will move the celebration of St Joseph into next week), here is a reflection reblogged: You can imagine Jesus in his teenage years. He’s had his basic, solid education, and now it’s… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 7

Matthew in Slow Motion 7

and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. (Matthew 1:9-11)… Continue Reading

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God Willing

God Willing

I just watched the DVD version of God Willing (Italian: Se Dio vuole – with English subtitles) is a 2015 Italian comedy film directed by Edoardo Falcone. Here is the NON-USA Format: God Willing Here is the USA Format: God Willing I suggest – the less you know, the more fun it is. All I… Continue Reading

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Resources for Lent 3

Resources for Lent 3

We have been praying the following prayer together for at least 13 centuries. Whilst it is still used in the RC Extraordinary Form, I have been unable to find it in the Ordinary Form (help me?). You can read more about it in the commentary: Collect for Lent 3 Let us pray (in silence) [that… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 6

Matthew in Slow Motion 6

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah… Continue Reading

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Negotiating With A Liturgist

Negotiating With A Liturgist

There is an old joke: Q. What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? A. You can negotiate with a terrorist. I recently wrote about the negative view many people hold of the word and concept of “liturgy”. In this current post, I want to make a comparison between “liturgy” and “grammar”. Compare the… Continue Reading

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