Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.Amen. Read
Yes, I’ve taught Physics, but it was only a recent conversation with a Physics teacher after Trinity Sunday that the Baryon model of quarks came up as a model for the Trinity. Quarks cannot exist alone. [It is possible for a quark and an antiquark to exist very briefly as a meson]. It takes three
26 June is the Feast of Anthelm of Belley. He was born near Chambéry in 1107. He would later receive an ecclesiastical benefice in the area of Belley. When he was thirty years old, he resigned from this position to become a Carthusian monk at Portes. Only two years after joining the order, he was
In the Southern Hemisphere, at the time of the winter solstice, a cluster of seven stars, called ‘the Pleiades’ in the Northern Hemisphere and ‘Matariki’ in Aotearoa New Zealand, becomes visible on the horizon just before dawn. For Maori, this marks New Year. It is a time to remember those who have died, particularly in
This post continues the reflection around Cardinal John Dew’s letter calling on the addressing of priests as “Father” to stop as it, according to him, has been integral to the Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis. [Previous posts are here and here]. I am unconvinced. I would note, in passing, that calling a Cardinal “Father” would
The tradition of giving thanks for the institution of the Eucharist (in the story of Jesus’ life on a Thursday) has long been celebrated on the first “free” Thursday outside of Lent/Easter. People connect it with Juliana of Liège. Thomas Aquinas, at the request of Pope Urban IV in the year 1264, produced the Mass
KoineGreek.com and the Lumo Project are producing a movie of The Gospel according to Mark in the original Koine Greek – complete with subtitles. The intention is that there will be a new chapter put out each week. Here is Chapter 1: The announcement If you appreciated this post, consider liking the liturgy facebook page,
Let us pray (in silence) [that we praise, reverence, and serve God] pause Lord,may we always love and revere your Holy Name,for you never fail to help and guide those you establish firmly in your love;through Jesus Christ, our Saviourwho is alive with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.Amen.