Tag Archives: history

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic is one of the most important Saints of the late medieval era. The medieval era, or “middle ages”, lasted roughly from the 600’s through the 1200’s, followed by “the” Renaissance beginning in the 1300’s.  I write “the” renaissance … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Theological | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aethelwold of Winchester

Some saints and historical figures are more famous than others, and that fame does not always line up with their actual impact on history and the world around them.  One example is Alfred the Great – the only King of … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Bible is a book of Paul’s Epistles

This is part ten of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ A brief survey of the New Testament quickly reveals that, by title count, one man authored large chunk of it: 13 of 27 books – nearly half – … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Macrina

Saint Macrina the Younger was a member of a very large and saintly family: Her grandmother (known as Macrina the Elder) is remembered as a Saint, and had studied under Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus. Her father was Saint Basil the Elder, … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What is my favorite Prayer Book edition?

This is kind of an in-house question – what is my favorite version of the Book of Common Prayer?  If you’re not an Anglican, this might have some academic interest for you, but for the most part this blog post … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Theological | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict was born in Nursia (now Norcia, in central Italy) probably in the year 480.  The Roman Empire had fallen in the West, “barbarians” ruled over Rome, the great Augustine of Hippo lived and died a generation before, and … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

St. Columba (Colmcille)

Saint Columba is known as the Apostle to the Picts, because he was the first major and successful missionary who brought the Gospel to those people.  The Picts were a celtic people-group who lived in modern-day Scotland.  They were known … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment