Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 29 January 2023

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fourth Sunday after Epiphany) – 29 January 2023 [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen…

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1)  – Wednesday, Third Week in Ordinary Time – 25 January 2023 – Conversion of Paul, Apostle

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Wednesday, Third Week in Ordinary Time (Ferial Day following the Third Sunday after Epiphany)  – 25 January 2023 – Conversion of Paul, Apostle [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws…

Octave / Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 2023

Octave / Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 2023 [ Links to posts for the Octave / Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2019  /  2020  /  2021  /  2022   /  2023 ] [ Image: (Clockwise from upper-left), Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger; St. Jerome (painted by Ghirlandaio), preeminent among the Church Fathers as…

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 22 January 2023

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Third Sunday after Epiphany) – 22 January 2023 [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen…

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15 January 2023

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Second Sunday after Epiphany) – 15 January 2023 [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen…

Patristic Lectionary (Year 1) – The Baptism of the Lord – 9 January 2023

Patristic Lectionary – The Baptism of the Lord – 9 January 2023 [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School…

An Oblate Reflects on “Ora et Labora”

Nathaniel Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B. – “Instead of Becoming a Pastor, I Minister as a Plumber” – Published in _Christianity Today_, 1 September 2022 [Nathaniel Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B., is a licensed journeyman plumber, a Benedictine oblate, and worships at Christ the King Anglican Church in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife and two daughters. He has published…

Anglican Notables – Harriet Brownlow Byron (Religious) – 3 August

Anglican Notables – Harriet Brownlow Byron (Religious) – 3 August [This is a series of biographical sketches of Anglican men and women whose lives have been exemplary in virtue and/or have made significant contributions to Anglicanism’s expression of the Gospel.  Written from the perspective of full communion with the See of St. Peter, including such…

Monastic Saints – Saint Æthelwold of Winchester – 1 August

Monastic Saints – Saint Æthelwold of Winchester – 1 August [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family ( monks and nuns, generally, as distinct from other charisms—such as canons regular, mendicants, and clerks regular—that developed from the late Middle Ages on).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the…