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St Crispin’s Day: the Reversal of Fortunes

Who were Crispin and Crispinian (abbreviated from Wikipedia) Born to a noble Roman family in the 3rd century AD, Saints Crispin and Crispinian fled persecution for their faith, ending up at Soissons, where they preached to the Gauls whilst making shoes by night.  They earned enough by their … Continue reading

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The Gospel according to Astronomy

The first day of summer is usually about June 21st.  This is known as the summer solstice; in the Northern hemisphere we get the longest period of daylight and shortest night all year.  The daylight hours had been increasing for … Continue reading

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Faith and Faulty Science

Saint Augustine of Hippo wrote one of the earliest “personal testimony” autobiographies that we still have today among our Christian literature.  In roughly 300 pages, he walks through his life from infancy to his present day, detailing the state of … Continue reading

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Asking Questions with St. Thomas

Traditional Collect for St. Thomas’ Day: ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, who for the more confirmation of the faith did suffer your holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to … Continue reading

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John Keble & the Protest of the Innocent

Today In History: Church Decline & Revival On 14 July 1833, John Keble preached a famous sermon that inspired a religious revival in England and spread to Anglican churches across the world.  That sermon was entitled “National Apostasy,” and it … Continue reading

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An Anglican Martyr

As “reformed catholics,” Anglicans have a curious relationship with the celebration of the Saints.  While most of the core cast of characters from the New Testament are given “major feast days” to be remembered in the annual liturgy of the … Continue reading

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An Historic Moment

A few hours from now, it will be morning in England, and a special gathering of the Primates of the Anglican Communion will be meeting.  The relationships between the various Provinces have been increasingly strained over the past ten or … Continue reading

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