Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

Cathedral plays important role as Falkland Islanders take historic vote

Read it all – the parish of the Falkland Islands is an extra-provincial church in the Anglican Communion, in this case to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Christ Church Cathedral is the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world.

Posted in * International News & Commentary

[SC Now] The Diocese of South Carolina Holy Eucharist for the 222nd meeting of the Convention

from here h/t Cathedral Church of St Luke and St Paul

Also there are some photos from day 2 of the Convention here

Posted in * South Carolina

[HBR] Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not okay. In that way, I’ve come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation.
So four years ago, I made a simple change…

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, Health & Medicine

William Temple on Worship–Good Food for Thought on a Monday Morning

Both for perplexity and for dulled conscience the remedy is the same; sincere and spiritual worship. For worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness; the nourishment of the mind with His truth; the purifying of the imagination of His beauty; the opening of the heart to His love, the surrender of the will to his purpose””and all of this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin. Yes ”“ worship in spirit and truth is the way to the solution of perplexity and to the liberation from sin.

–William Temple Readings in St. John’s Gospel (Wilton, Connecticut: Morehouse Barlow, 1985 reprint of the 1939 and 1940 original), p. 67, quoted by yours truly in yesterday’s sermon

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Liturgy, Music, Worship, Theology, Theology: Scripture

A Prayer to Begin the Day

O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst take upon thee the form of a servant, humbling thyself and accepting death for us, even the death of the cross: Grant that this mind may be also in us; so that we may gladly take upon ourselves the life of humility and service, and taking up our cross daily may follow thee in thy suffering and death, that with thee we may attain unto the power of thy endless life. Grant this, O Christ, our Saviour and our King.

–Harold Anson

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Church Year / Liturgical Seasons, Lent, Spirituality/Prayer

From the Morning Bible Readings

After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiber’i-as. And a multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were diseased. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to him, Jesus said to Philip, “How are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten. When the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world!” Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

–John 6:1-15

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

[WSJ] Foreign Hostages in Nigeria Confirmed Dead

A newly emerged militant sect in Nigeria said it killed seven foreign hostages, a claim the Greek and Italian foreign ministries confimed Sunday, as a violent campaign targeting Europeans across North and West Africa escalates.

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Posted in * International News & Commentary, Africa, Nigeria

Benedictus – New College Choir

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Church Year / Liturgical Seasons, Lent

A Service of Music and Readings for Lent from Trinity College, Cambridge

Listen to the webcast here. More Sunday Worship available here

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Liturgy, Music, Worship