On Good Funerals

What are some “best practices” for the ritual observance of a Christian's death that we should strive not to surrender to the secular culture?

A Scriptural Liturgy

By John Bauerschmidt In his book, The Love of Learning and the Desire for God, Jean Leclercq offers this reflection on liturgical worship: All the delicacy of liturgical poetry comes from the free and harmo... Read More...

A Time of Trial: What Then Shall We Do?

By Philip Turner This is the third and final essay in a series on the challenges facing the churches in the midst of the pandemic and the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election. In the first I suggested that the cause of the discontents revealed by the pand... Read More...

The Mirror of the Psalms

By Bryan Owen Every once in a while, we hear words from a psalm in our corporate worship that trouble or shock us. It’s pretty rare that this happens in the eucharistic lectionary appointed for Sundays. But ... Read More...

Walking Through Morning Prayer

By Jean McCurdy Meade We often think of the Christian life as a journey, a Pilgrim’s Progress to the Celestial City, in the words of John Bunyan, or the race that we run to win the crown we are promised as S... Read More...

Our Great Inheritance

By Paul (H. Matthew Lee) The Book of Common Prayer is the great masterpiece of the English Church, and although the Anglican Communion today is now present beyond the historical conquest of the British Empire, it is still impossible for us to think about an... Read More...

Graveside Thoughts

By Bryan Owen Every now and then the church gets a call for a priest to conduct a graveside service. It could be for someone who has little to no church affiliation. Or it could be for someone who was a chur... Read More...

Life Without Mark or Measure

By Thomas Plant They were alone in a grey formless world without mark or measure. Only far away north-west was a deeper darkness against the dying light: the Mountains of Mist and the forest at their feet. — T... Read More...