Icon (Close Menu)

Matthew S.C. Olver

The Rev. Matthew S.C. Olver, Ph.D., is the Executive Director and Publisher of the Living Church Foundation, Senior Lecturer in Liturgics at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and a scholar of early Christian liturgy.

The Weight of the BCP at General Convention

This year’s General Convention will consider a second reading of a revision to Article X of the Constitution. It would be very unwise for General Convention to pass this revision.

Pope Francis’ Fiducia Supplicans: Over the Rubicon, past the Tiber, and into a Sea of Change

The recent text from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), issued just a week before Christmas, is likely to change, well,...

This Fragile Frame, the Pilgrim’s Home

The image of the pilgrim anchors the biblical vision for the life of the creature who names the biblical God as Lord. Robert Crouse,...

Unity’s Fire

This past summer, I joined my 14-year-old son, Isaac, in a hot, dusty field outside Georgetown, Texas. He was competing at part of the...

A Masterful Survey of the Roman Mass

The Rev. Dr. Matthew S.C. Olver reviews The Roman Mass: From Early Christian Origins to Tridentine Reform.

Ritual Repels the Robots: One Human Response to AI

By Matthew S.C. Olver I’ll admit, I was a bit late to the AI party, or at least to the awareness that AI might be...

An Anglican Reflects on Pope Benedict XVI

(This article first appeared on PrayTell and is being reprinted by permission.) “Habemus papem!” This is not a sentence one expects to hear in Duke...

A Proposal for the 81st General Convention

Prayer Book Revision and General Convention, Part 4 By Matthew S. C. Olver This is the final essay in my four-part series on the place of...

An Explanation and an Exploration of 2022-A059

Prayer Book Revision and General Convention, Part Three By Matthew S. C. Olver General Convention Resolution 2018-A068 directed the Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book...

A Summary of the Authorization of Liturgical Texts

Prayer Book Revision and General Convention, Part 2 By Matthew S. C. Olver This is the second essay in my series on Resolution 2022-A059, the first...