Monthly Archives: August 2007

Ascending Mount Carmel – One Step at at Time – Part One

Ash over at Odd Psalms is back blogging. As for how my Christian lifestyle and gay attractions have mixed, it’s kind of an interesting question. As a Christian, I love God, and I want to love Him more and more

Posted in Classical Spirituality, Sexuality, Tradition, Wholeness

Ouch!!

Sometimes people don’t like you. I mean they really don’t like you. You do something that they disagree with and the knives are out. For those who are of a macabre mind, why don’t you pop on over to the

Posted in Website, Wholeness

What others think of me

It’s always interesting when you write a blog post or two which challenge others. In particular I’ve been fascinated by some of the responses to the video I did yesterday, so for posterity here’s some of the nicer things that

Posted in Technology, Website

Some more thoughts on Martyrdom

On the whole the response to the post below has been good – most people have understood very clearly the simple truth that dying to self is the hallmark of Christian discipleship, and that sometimes that involves the ultimate cost.

Posted in Anglican Communion, Martyrs, Patristics, Tradition

An Open Message to the Orthodox Bishops in TEC

Seeing as my wife and I will be on holiday when the TEC House of Bishops begins its important meeting next month, I thought I’d let the Windsor Bishops know at this point what I’m praying for them. If you

Posted in Anglican Communion, Exclusive

Shock Exclusive – Martyn Minns and Peter Akinola are colleagues who work together

OK, who wants some internal Anglican politiking? Really? Go on then… The Church Times has a piece this morning “revealing” how a recent letter by Peter Akinola, the Primate of Nigeria, was extensively edited before publication by Martyn Minns, the

Posted in Anglican Communion, Exclusive

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The Beheading of John the Baptist
Almighty God, who called your servant John the Baptist to be the forerunner of your Son in birth and death: strengthen us by your grace that, as he suffered for the truth, so we may boldly resist corruption and vice and receive with him the unfading crown of glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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