Monthly Archives: July 2014

And the House was filled with smoke!

My statistics page indicates that someone was looking for an anthem containing the words “And the house was filled with smoke”, which I believe come from the Prophet Isaiah. It is none other than John Stainer’s I saw the Lord. … Continue reading

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Hanging Pyx Revisited

Until now, I was unaware of an article on the subject of the hanging pyx, nearly two years old, but which very kindly mentions my humble chapel in France – The Hanging Pyx – a part of the Anglican patrimony. There … Continue reading

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Organ Tuning

The fiancée of a friend of mine was giving a concert this evening in the church of Saint-Pierre-en-Port on the Normandy coast, and the man playing the organ accompaniment phoned me to ask me to come and tune the organ, … Continue reading

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Gricigliano

I have just discovered this video: More videos of this amazing seminary can be found here. It certainly brings back memories of a very particular vision of Roman Catholicism with the old liturgy. The buildings are in better condition than … Continue reading

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ISIS Crucifies Christians

As we approach the centenary of World War I, we are confronted by the full horror of the persecution of Christians by ISIS Muslims in Syria and Iraq. The more conservative newspapers and websites give the story. The story goes … Continue reading

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Returning to Brittany

I am returning to Brittany in just over a week, but this time with my wife for our summer holiday. We will be going to Loctudy, shown on the map by a white circle, and in the aerial photo. It … Continue reading

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In Solidarity with the Persecuted Church

I first of all express my solidarity with my Bishop who uses Facebook rather than the blog as a part of his teaching ministry. He has written an article on our Diocesan website – Bishop Condemns Violence Against, and Persecution … Continue reading

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