For many of us, it feels like the celebration of Our Lord’s resurrection is a distant memory from years past. This weekend just wasn’t the same: it can’t compare to gathering in a packed church, singing hymns, hearing and proclaiming the Word, consecrating and partaking of the Sacrament. And yet, celebrate we can, because Christ’sContinue reading “Proclaiming the Resurrection in a Strange Land”
An almost imperceptible difference between contemporary versions of the Advent Collect and its original comes very near the beginning. It may just be a difference in emphasis, but it’s one I’ve needed to sit with these past four Sundays. Contemporary versions read like this: “give us grace that *we may…put on* the armour of light.”Continue reading “Put upon us…”
O Sapientia,quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,attingens a fine usque ad finem,fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,reaching from one end to the other,mightily and sweetly ordering all things:Come and teach us the way of prudence.