Category Archives: Anglican

Wondrous Type

“Oh wondrous type” is a wondrous Transfiguration hymn. Some hymnals emend “type” to “sight,” but that is clearly a mistake. A “type” in the old sense of the word is closer to what we now call a “prototype.” Christ’s transfiguration … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration in the new Western calendar. It’s an old feast, with old traditions. The following is one of the oldest anthems for the day, written by a contemporary of Augustine. All Ye Who Seek … Continue reading

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Peace

by George Herbert (1633) Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave, Let me once know. I sought thee in a secret cave, And ask’d, if Peace were there, A hollow wind did seem to answer, No: Go seek … Continue reading

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Jerusalem

Saturday was Canada Day (or “Dominion Day,” as it used to be called up here), and today is Independence Day in the USA.  Given where these two nations sprang from, and how much their visions of order owe to the … Continue reading

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Locusts and Wild Honey

… for this feast day of the first “Baptist”:  Saint John the Baptist, the kinsman of Christ. Let thine example, holy John, remind us Ere we can meetly sing thy deeds of wonder, Hearts must be chastened, and the bonds … Continue reading

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The sepulcher

Here, where our Lord once laid his head, Now the grave lies buriéd. ~ Richard Crashaw, 1613-1649

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Resurrectus est

The Christians of the 11th century put it well: Christians, to the paschal victim Offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep redeemeth: Christ, who only is sinless, Reconcileth sinners to the Father; Death and life have contended In that … Continue reading

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