Monthly Archives: December 2014

Food for thought

Hat tip to John Beeler in his latest round-up. In particular, he quotes a blog posting – Post rationalism. I have often lain awake thinking about these things, and there is nothing we can do about the society in which … Continue reading

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Answer with love…

I found this on Facebook from our Metropolitan Archbishop Mark Haverland. He quoted it from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Karamazov Brothers. It was not long ago that this theme of responding to everything with love came up in a conversation with my … Continue reading

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More on pronunciation…

Is received pronunciation such a good idea? It is a while since I wrote Speech and Pronunciation and the subject also appeals to John Beeler. That tends to be the way I talk, and I brought many a smile to … Continue reading

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Use of Sarum on Facebook

Use of Sarum Facebook is an incredibly complex and popular piece of internet, and I have always found most of it to be complete drivel. I suppose many of its users spend their lives making “friends” and “liking” this or … Continue reading

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Route du Calva

Route du Calva on Facebook (French and English) * * * This is intended for sailing enthusiasts who live in England and would like to come to a gathering in France. I have devised a project for a cruise along … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings to all Readers

I send my Christmas greetings to all who read this blog. For those of us who have celebrated Advent and meditated on the great Prophecies of the Messiah, it is a moment of quiet, of forgetting the barrage of commercial … Continue reading

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O Virgo virginum

I haven’t commented on the O antiphons this year, but rather refer you to an article I wrote exactly a year ago – Beautiful Article on the O Antiphons. We begin the O antiphons on the 16th December with O Sapientia, … Continue reading

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