Saturday, March 28, 2015

Palm Sunday 2015


Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
 Through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang.
 To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to His breast,
 The children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.


From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,
 The victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.
 The Lord of men and angels rode on in lowly state,
 Nor scorned that little children should on His bidding wait.


“Hosanna in the highest!” that ancient song we sing,
 For Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven our king.
 O may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice,
 And in His blissful presence eternally rejoice!
...Jeanette Threlfall
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Anglican Unscripted Episode 170


Mar 25, 2015

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The God whom earth and sea and sky...

The God whom earth and sea and sky
Adore and laud and magnify,
Whose might they own, whose praise they swell,
In Mary's womb vouchsafed to dwell.

The Lord whom sun and moon obey,
Whom all things serve from day to day,
Was by the Holy Ghost conceived
Of her who through his grace believed.

How blessed that Mother, in whose shrine
The world's Creator, Lord divine,
Whose hand contains the earth and sky,
Once deigned, as in his ark, to lie.

Blessed in the message Gabriel brought,
Blessed by the work the Spirit wrought;
From whom the great Desire of earth
Took human flesh and human birth.

O Lord, the Virgin-born, to thee
Eternal praise and glory be,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost for evermore.
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A.S. Haley: Tyranny in Vestments

March 24, 2014

Excerpt:
It is not enough for ECUSA’s bishops and clergy to say that the Church’s traditional definition of marriage is inadequate for “our vastly diverse and pluralistic society.” Not only is that definition no longer serviceable to society at large, but also it should not even be “permitted to influence” what society thinks marriage is!

But if they truly believe what they write, then why do the bishops and clergy join the brief as bishops and clergy of ECUSA, instead of just as private civilians? Bishops and clergy should not seek to impose their religion-based views on secular society, right? Why then tout their titles, if not to pat themselves on the back for being so “broad-minded” as to endorse views at odds with their religion?

Moreover, who gave them permission to speak using the Church’s name and offices, anyway?? It was just last year that the Presiding Bishop and several other bishops brought Title IV charges against the Communion Partner bishops and clergy—the Quincy three and the Fort Worth ten—for filing affidavits in the Quincy case and an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court. The charges were that they misrepresented the polity of the Church, and consisted only of a “minority view” (words which they were forced to acknowledge under duress of more severe punishment).

The official Book of Common Prayer used throughout the Episcopal Church solemnly declares that marriage is “between a man and a woman.” Who are these righteous prelates who betray their ordination vows to profess publicly and without shame or apology a marriage doctrine that is contrary to, and that positively undermines, the only one authorized by Holy Scripture and currently recognized by the whole Church? General Convention supposedly offered experimental rites for same-sex blessings (which it had no authority to offer until the Prayer Book was officially changed). But when did General Convention authorize the Rev. Jennings and her episcopal colleagues to appear with all their trappings and titles to offer their experimental views to aid the secular courts?

I do not ever remember, when I was growing up, any bishops in ECUSA trying to influence courts or legislatures in favor of no-fault divorce. The Church addressed the issue only gradually (including through resolutions adopted over the years at Lambeth Conferences), and no small coterie of clergy organized to promote doctrine contrary to its then teaching. Yes, the Church changed the doctrine with time, but it did so at first very reluctantly—and some (myself included) mark that apostasy as the beginning of the decline of the authority of church in Western society. By relinquishing control of the dissolution of marriage to the State, the Church next will relinquish control of marriage itself to the State. We will reap what earlier generations sowed for us. the rest

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Anglican Unscripted Episode 169


Mar 23, 2015

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Boston College to Host Theologians for Dialogue on Anglican-Roman Catholic Relations

Episcopal Presiding Bishop, A Former Oceanographer, Makes Religious Case Against Climate Denial  One of the most powerful women in American Christianity is condemning the path of the climate denier...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Beautiful footage of the solar eclipse 2015


Mar 20, 2015
BBC