Monthly Archives: November 2021

Four Last Things: Death

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert:Tuesday after the First Sunday of AdventDay Two In Medieval Catholic teaching, and subsequent Anglo-Catholic Anglicanism and pre-Vatican II Roman Catholicism, Advent was associated with the Four Last Things, namely Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell. … Continue reading

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Love’s Discipline

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert: Monday after the First Sunday of Advent To start this retreat let’s begin with Herbert’s Discipline. Discipline Throw away thy rod,Throw away thy wrath:                  O my God,Take the gentle path. For my heart’s desireUnto thine … Continue reading

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A Slave of God?

A Sermon Preached on the First Sunday of AdventNovember 28, 2021, at 11:00 amat The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete.The sermon was interrupted by a stray dog just as I was reaching the conclusion. This is … Continue reading

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An Advent Retreat with George Herbert

Some of you may recall that in Lent 2019 I did a blog series on the poems of George Herbert, one a day during the forty days (not including the Sundays in Lent). I would like to do this again … Continue reading

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General Synod of the Church of England November 2021: A Comparison with the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada

This past summer I was elected to be a clerical representative (technically known as a “proctor”) from the Diocese in Europe to the General Synod of the Church of England (“CoE”). As I had already been a member of the … Continue reading

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