Category Archives: Catholic

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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The royal banners forward go

The royal banners forward go, The cross shines forth in mystic glow; Where he in flesh, our flesh who made, Our sentence bore, our ransom paid. There whilst he hung, his precious side By soldier’s spear was opened wide, To … Continue reading

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Bread of the World

I’ve posted this poem recently, but it bears repeating. Today is the Anglican day of commemoration for its author–Reginald Heber, poet and once bishop of Calcutta. Heber’s poetry is sung today all over Christendom, in both high and low churches. … Continue reading

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Salve Rex

Hail to thee, King of heaven, Lord of mercy, Thou our life, our sweetness, and our hope: Hail. To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee we sigh with mourning and weeping in this vale of sorrow. … Continue reading

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Invocation

God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in mine eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be at mine … Continue reading

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ERO CRAS

Tomorrow, I will be there.

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The Gate of Heaven

The Anglican church where I worship recently observed the yearly Feast of Dedication for their church building. This is one of the major aspects of high church practice that I still stumble over, coming as I do from a low … Continue reading

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