The Saturday Press (Christchurch’s newspaper) had a full-page article about the Christ the Light Roman Catholic cathedral in Oakland, California, and its influence on the exterior look of the contemporary option (called “Option 3”) for an Anglican cathedral in the centre of Christchurch. Oakland’s cathedral was one visited by the Christchurch study tour. I agree
I recently, on this site, expressed my irritation at the short-sightedness of the Church of England in providing poor-quality live-streaming of the enthroning of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and not making the video recording available on the web (cf. the Vatican). They appeared to forget that a third to a half of the planet would
The photo on the left, of Pope Francis Saturday morning, 20 April, presiding at Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, has been doing the rounds. Young lads as servers. Not vested. Simple cross on the altar. Two candles to one side… Many of those who were disappointed (in disagreement) with the direction
Katharine Welby has just blogged about her depression. It received media coverage and online comment. I appreciate it so much that she speaks of “hopeful depression”. That she has humour with depression… I’ve been following her on twitter for some time now. Her profile has increased since her dad became the Archbishop of Canterbury recently.
I was asked how to add an avatar, a small photo of yourself, to your comment on this site. If you glance at comments on this site you will notice some people have a photo of themselves with their comment. I do. Others do not. The culture of this site is to be yourself here.
One can never be sure just what you will encounter for worship as you visit around the Anglican Church of Or. The Easter Vigil for me is (& should be?) the peak of the Church Year, its crown. “The high point of Holy Week celebrations is known as the Great Vigil of Easter, for it
I am delighted to announce the online version of my research on the development of Eucharistic Prayers – from the prayer at formal meals (such as the Last Supper) to the fourth and fifth centuries (with particular reference to Antiochene and Alexandrian Rites). Until now this was only available through libraries or from me. This
The Coptic Youth Channel presents the story of Fr Lazarus ElAnthony, who was once an atheist living in Australia, and is now a hermit living in Egypt where St Anthony once lived. Fr Lazarus ElAnthony values the Coptic Church because it has very little, if any blood on its hands. Other churches have sponsored many