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A Lutheran Pastor on Western Orthodoxy

My stats page informed me that my blog had been linked to by a blog run by a Lutheran pastor in the US. The article in question is Must Orthodoxy be Byzantine? He refers to my earlier article – Western … Continue reading

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Western Rite Russian Orthodoxy in England

I received a private e-mail to give me information about how Western Orthodoxy under the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia is developing in England. Some might want to trash it, but my own attitude is to encourage them in their … Continue reading

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Western Rite Orthodoxy, a new proposition

Not a little noise has been made about The Secret to Preserving Anglicanism by Fr Anthony Bondi of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia. I’m sure our friends Michael Frost and Dale will make much of it, and there has … Continue reading

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Western Rite Orthodoxy

I republish here a somewhat dated article about the history of Western Rite Orthodoxy by Dr. Jean-François Mayer, a researcher at Fribourg University in Switzerland I have known personally.  Dr. Mayer himself had become Orthodox after having explored a number … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy and Catholicism

Not intending to stir up old embers for the Blowout department, this is a fine article – Distinctions between Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Many of us Anglicans joke cynically about the “two one true churches”. I really am far beyond having … Continue reading

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Dr Winch’s Gregorian Club

I am dwelling somewhat on Dr Raymond Winch (1921-2000), because I think I have some understanding of his thought underneath the enthusiastic rhetoric of his desire to get western rites accepted by existing Eastern Orthodox Churches. This understanding was brought … Continue reading

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In these early days of 2018

I belatedly wish my readers a happy New Year. The Christmas Octave is over and we celebrate the octaves of St John, the Holy innocents, and then the Vigil of the Epiphany with the octave of St Thomas of Canterbury. … Continue reading

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Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate

It is the famous quote of Dante, most frequently translated as Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. It is a quotation I often remember when walking up some streets in London with the dark glass and steel office buildings … Continue reading

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Leavened Bread and the Blessed Sacrament

Patricius has written Elevations… which is interesting when you get to know its author a little. He loves making conservative readers bristle by his rhetoric! I have always used standard unleavened wafers that you buy ready made and keep in … Continue reading

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Dr Raymond Winch

Today, I found the Liturgiae Causa article by a charming young man who lives in Kent, with whom I occasionally correspond. I met him in London recently in the company of a dear friend who is also keen on the … Continue reading

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