St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Patron of Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Bishop Michael! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.  Image: statue of St. Aidan on Lindisfarne, Holy Island.] In the seventh century, St. Aidan…

The Structure of the Daily Office, Part III

Part III of Mr. Tom Bako’s series on the Daily Office.  This essay explores the lectionary.  Click here for the full essay. Sections in this essay: Notes on the Lectionary Practical Matters Finding the Day’s Lessons

The Structure of the Daily Office, Part II

Part II of Mr. Tom Bako’s series on the Daily Office, this time focusing on the Psalms.  Click here for the full essay. Sections in this essay: The Psalms in Morning and Evening Prayer The Psalms in the Day Hours and Compline

The Structure of the Daily Office, Part I

I refer you to a new installment in Mr. Tom Bako’s series on the Daily Office.  Click here for the full essay. Sections in this essay: The Sentences and Penitential Fore-Office The Opening Versicles The Invitatory Psalm (Mattins) and Lamp-lighting Hymn (Evensong) [Image: Bristol Cathedral Choir Stalls]  

The Daily Office in the Ordinariate (Anglican) Use of the Roman Rite

Excellent essay by Tom Bako on the Daily Office.  To whet your appetite, here are the three main section: The Anglican Office: A (Very) Brief Historical Overview Reclaiming the Office for the Entire People of God Reasons to Pray the Divine Office in the Ordinariate’s Anglican Use In my Anglican days (as an Episcopalian in…

St. Aethelwold – 1 August

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Aethelwold, Patron of Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Stephen!  And congratulations on being named the Director of Faith Formation at St. Paul’s Cathedral! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.] St. Aethelwold was born…