When Orthodoxy isn’t Orthodox

Much of Church Tradition has little to no biblical basis, other than what has been written by the Church itself – there are no ancient documents divinely inspired or otherwise written.  So it’s hearsay that became tradition.  Much like the Jewish Oral Law which was eventually recorded as the Mishnah. In fact, it seems much … [Read more…]

The Universal Church?

As the Church of England bridges evangelicalism and catholicism, as well as being headed by a Monarch – is she the true universal Church? Since Vatican II, the Roman Catholic Church has been desperately evangelising and in many ways is catching up to the CofE in the way that it presents itself as well as … [Read more…]

Regular Spiritual Exercise

Formal prayer at home is a lot like exercising or cycling.   In the beginning you may feel overwhelmed and a little perplexed at this new ‘tool’ you have. You know why you need it and what it does, but using it regularly as part of your routine can take some practise.   At first … [Read more…]

Examine yourself

As lent grows near we are increasingly reminded of the importance of penance through fasting, prayer and giving to the poor;  we reflect on the great sadness of the death of our Lord, His burial – and the joy of His resurrection.  Denying oneself other luxuries for lent remind us of those less fortunate than … [Read more…]

12 Feb / 30 Jan: Septuagesima

Septuagesima (the ninth Sunday before Easter) falls on 12 Feb / 30 Jan this year as Easter Sunday is 16 Apr / 3 Apr 2017. We begin to prepare ourselves spiritually for Lent and Easter. This Sunday the Epistle read is from 1 Corinthians 9:24-27: Know ye not that they which run in a race … [Read more…]

Saint Sulpicius Severus – 11 Feb / 29 Jan

11 Feb / 29 Jan c. 363 – c. 425 (Aquitaine, Gaul) Disciple of Saint Martin of Tours (406) (Gaul) A native of Aquitania, Sulpicius Severus was a patristic writer and man of law following his studies in jurisprudence (which is apparent in some of his writings).  Severus married, but his wife died at a … [Read more…]

March for Humanity

There is a lot of anger, outrage, fear, and hysteria in the English-speaking world at the moment; Not to mention the self-entitlement of people who believe the life growing inside them is theirs to do as they wish, using murder as a form of contraception.   Among the many arguments I’ve seen for abortion, one … [Read more…]