Patristic Lectionary – Thursday, Seventh Week of Easter – 2 June 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Thursday, Seventh Week of Easter – 2 June 2022 [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…

Patristic Lectionary – Tuesday, Seventh Week of Easter – 31 May 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Tuesday, Seventh Week of Easter – 31 May 2022 – The Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth [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…

Sister Benedicta Ward, SLG – +23 May 2022 – May She Rest in Peace

We mourn the loss of Sister Benedicta Ward, SLG, (1933-2022), a major contributor to monastic studies, who died Monday, 23 May 2022. We owe her much for making such important literature from monasticism available to a wide readership. Sr. Benedicta was a member of the Sisters of the Love of God, an Anglican religious community…

Monastic Saints – Saint Augustine of Canterbury – 27 May

Monastic Saints – Saint Augustine of Canterbury – 27 May [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…

12 April – Baptism of Edwin, King of Deria and Bernicia in 627

12 April – Baptism of Edwin, King of Deria and Bernicia in 627 On this day, 12 April, which was Easter Sunday in 627, King Edwin of Deira and Bernicia (which later became the core territories of Northumbria) was baptized by St. Paulinus of York.  Edwin, who fell at the Battle of Hatfield Chase (632…

Anglican Notables – John Keble – 29 March

Anglican Notables – John Keble (Priest, Tractarian, Poet) – 29 March [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…

Monastic Saints – Saint Stephen Harding – 28 March

Monastic Saints – Saint Stephen Harding – 28 March [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches”).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family on 13 November.  But even in the days when the liturgical calendar was much more heavily…

Patristic Lectionary – Friday, Third Week of Lent – 25 March 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Friday, Third Week of Lent – 25 March 2022 – Annunciation of the Lord [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 – Wednesday, Third Week of Lent – 23 March 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Wednesday, Third Week of Lent – 23 March 2022 [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…

Patristic Lectionary – Tuesday, Third Week of Lent – 22 March 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Tuesday, Third Week of Lent – 22 March 2022 [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…

Patristic Lectionary – Third Sunday of Lent – 20 March 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Third Sunday of Lent – 20 March 2022 [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…