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Lecture on Monastic Bury St Edmunds

Today was to have been the culmination of celebrations of the millennium of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds. Monks and nuns of the English Benedictine Congregation would have processed … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Latin translation of Compline according to the proposed 1928 Book of Common Prayer

Since I began broadcasting Latin services according to The Book of Common Prayer every Sunday, a couple of people have asked me about the possibility of Compline in Latin. No Church … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

‘How the ancient church of Salisbury was moved and a new one built’ by Henry d’Avranches

An extract from my verse translation of a 13th-century poem by Henry d’Avranches featured today as part of BBC Radio 4’s Sunday worship (read by actor Sir Simon Russell Beale), which … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Praying The Book of Common Prayer in Latin

Recently I have begun broadcasting a weekly Sunday service of Matins on YouTube according to the Liber Precum Publicarum, the Latin version of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. I was … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Article published about the legendary origins of the Lithuanian language

My article ‘Lingua semilatina: de fabulata origine linguae Lituanicae apud auctores saeculi sexti decimi’ (‘A semi-Latin language: on the legendary origin of the Lithuanian language according to 16th-century authors’) has … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Exploring the political complexity of Laudianism

The brand of churchmanship associated with Archbishop William Laud and his fellow bishops in the reign of Charles I has traditionally been viewed as the religious equivalent of Royalism in … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Review: Mysticism in Early Modern England by Liam Temple

My review of Mysticism in Early Modern England by Liam Temple has just appeared in British Catholic History, the journal of the Catholic Record Society. The book is a groundbreaking … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment