Lectio Divina on Hebrews 11 from Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B.

Lectio Divina on Hebrews 11 from Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B. [Image: Alexander Ivanov _Three Visitors Announce to Abraham the Birth of Isaac_ (early 19th century).  This “sketch with ink or watercolor was a study for a painting. The three pilgrims lounge on the ground before Abraham, sharing a meal. Sarah emerges from a tent, her…

Patristic Lectionary – 30 January 2022 – 4th Sunday After Epiphany

Patristic Lectionary – 30 January 2022 – 4th Sunday After Epiphany (Sunday, 4th Week ~ Ordinary Time) [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…

Patristic Lectionary – 27 January 2022 – Timothy & Titus, Bishops; Ferial Day Following the 3rd Sunday After Epiphany

Patristic Lectionary – 27 January 2022 – Timothy & Titus, Bishops; Ferial Day Following the 3rd Sunday After Epiphany (Thursday, 3rd Week ~ Ordinary Time) [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. …

Monastic Saints – Saint Alberic – 26 January

Monastic Saints – Saint Alberic – 26 January [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 – 25 January 2022 – Conversion of Paul, Apostle; Ferial Day Following the 3rd Sunday After Epiphany

Patristic Lectionary – 25 January 2022 – Conversion of Paul, Apostle; Ferial Day Following the 3rd Sunday After Epiphany (Tuesday, 3rd Week ~ Ordinary Time) [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. …

Anglican Notables – Phillips Brooks – 23 January

Anglican Notables – Phillips Brooks (Bishops; Authors, Poets) – 23 January [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…

Patristic Lectionary – 23 January 2022 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany

Patristic Lectionary – 23 January 2022 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany (3rd Week ~ Ordinary Time); Sunday of the Word of God [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…

Monastic Saints – Saint Meinrad – 21 January

Monastic Saints – Saint Meinrad – 21 January [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 – 21 January 2022 – St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr; Ferial Day Following the 2nd Sunday After Epiphany

Patristic Lectionary – 21 January 2022 – St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr; Ferial Day Following the 2nd Sunday After Epiphany (Friday, 2nd Week ~ Ordinary Time) [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. …

2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity [An Anglican bishop receives a gift copy of _Divine Worship: The Daily Office_ at the Ordination to the Catholic Priesthood of Michael Nazir-Ali, former Anglican bishop of Rochester, on 30 October 2021 at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory in Warwick Street, London.]…

Monastic Saints – Saint Anthony of Egypt – 17 January

Monastic Saints – Saint Anthony of Egypt – 17 January [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…