Patristic Lectionary – 29 November – Monday, First Week of Advent

Patristic Lectionary – 29 November – Monday, First Week of Advent [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 of Divinity)…

Patristic Lectionary – 27 November – Saturday before Advent

Patristic Lectionary – 27 November – Saturday before Advent [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 of Divinity) and subsequently…

Patristic Lectionary – 25 November – St. Catherine of Alexandria; Thanksgiving (U.S.A.); Thursday before Advent

Patristic Lectionary – 25 November – St. Catherine of Alexandria; Thanksgiving (U.S.A.); Thursday before Advent [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…

Monastic Saints – Venerable Aligerno of Monte Cassino – 23 November

Venerable Aligerno (Aligernus) of Monte Cassino (died 986) [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches,” to attempt a translation of Peter Lechner’s “Benedictiner-Ordens und seiner Verzweigungen” in the subtitle of his martyrology).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family…

Patristic Lectionary – 22 November – St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr; Monday, Twenty-Fifth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 22 November – St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr; Monday, Twenty-Fifth Week in Trinitytide [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…

Patristic Lectionary – 20 November – St. Edmund Martyr; Saturday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 20 November – St. Edmund Martyr; Saturday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide [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…

Monastic Saints – St. Mechtild of Helfta – 19 November

St. Mechtild of Helfta (ca. 1240-1298) [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches,” to attempt a translation of Peter Lechner’s “Benedictiner-Ordens und seiner Verzweigungen” in the subtitle of his martyrology).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family on 13…

Patristic Lectionary – 18 November – Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul; Thursday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 18 November – Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul; Thursday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide [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…

Bishop Steven Lopes, Liturgy, and the USCCB

[Image: Bishop Steven Lopes surrounded by (clockwise from upper left) Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey, the Canterbury Cross, St. Jerome in the Bodleian Library (representing the importance of patristic literature/spirituality in Anglicanism), Richard Hooker, and St. Augustine of Canterbury] As is already well-known by now in the Ordinariates blogosphere, the USCCB today (16 November 2021)…

November 16 – St. Othmar

November 16 – St. Othmar [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches,” to attempt a translation of Peter Lechner’s Benedictiner-Ordens und seiner Verzweigungen in the subtitle of his martyrology).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family on 13 November. …

Patristic Lectionary – 15 November – St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Religious (Order of Preachers), Doctor of the Church; Monday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 15 November – St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Religious (Order of Preachers), Doctor of the Church; Monday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide [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…

November 13, Benedictine All Saints

[Image: Erminio Poretti (b. 1946), “Eucharistie à Hauterive” (“Eucharist at Hauterive”).  L’Abbaye Nôtre-Dame d’Hauterive is the Cistercian abbey (Common Observance) in the Swiss canton of Fribourg] November 13 used to be the feast day to give thanks for all saints of the Benedictine family.  With a spareness and reticence that is not entirely un-monastic, however,…