Friday, September 29, 2006

Why So Quiet?

I know that the traffic here has dropped due to my recent lack of postings. There is a good reason. I have started my formation year as a priest in the Church of England at Cranmer along with finishing my PhD studies and preparing to do some tutoring and seminar work in the department this next year in Christology. I have been so busy that I feel like I am in a fog just now. I am up early and at Morning Prayer each day with the community of ordinands and will be studying in my private study area beginning on Monday so that I can finish my doctoral studies.

I hope to get some stuff out here soon and bring some more discussion to the blog. Please do continue to come by. Once I get my book shelves set up tomorrow and my desk at Cranmer, I'll be able to at least post a few times a week. Thanks for hanging around!


Blogger Brian Douglas said...

Great news. Hope this writing and finishing off goes well. Sounds like your plate is fairly full. Blessing to you.

5:56 pm  
Blogger Jeff said...

Thanks Fr. Brian. I am swamped with all of this stuff. I am trying to put together some sort of a pattern and looking for a way to fit some sleep in this term. I would appreciate many prayers offered in my behalf. :-)

I hope to start writing my presence chapter within six weeks. I still have a bit of reading to do but I will try to write as I read. I have read all of Andrewes's material but I will go back through it and I have a lot of notes. I want to look at some more recent views of Eucharistic presence that involves a realistic interpretation to see if there are close similarities that Andrewes would have embraced. His arguments against Transubstantiation were not very strong to Bellarmine. The basis was that the word was not found in the Fathers. But, that could really be turned on him for many other things. I often feel he had very similar views but had to hold the Church of England line that had to keep proper distance from Rome to keep from the charge of treason that would bring a violent death!

6:39 pm  
Blogger lexorandi2 said...

Don't you think it's kind of funny that you can't seem to shake the name of "Cranmer" from your priestly formation? First, Cranmer House, and now Cranmer Hall!

The Lesson: You should be nicer to Cranmer.


P.S. What do you make of Michael Howard's son being turned down for ordained ministry?

10:12 pm  
Blogger Jeff said...


I figured you may say such! I thought the same thing too.

About Howard's son: it is strange that he got turned down but I don't imagine a recommendation from the theological college would come if one refused communion from every celebrant for three years. There are others who obviously shared his concerns and were able to realise that theological college is not a place to try to change everyone. He did have a choice of where he attended and he could have chosen other places. My tutor there is the Warden and I have emailed the article to get the other side as this was mentioned to me last week in our meeting.

The odd thing is for me that he got that far with the church paying his way for three years only to get turned down. He can re-apply I would imagine and apologise for any bad ways in which he handled his differences. I don't know him nor the situation enough to comment any more other than to say that one who has traditional views, like myself and who still attends, I get along fine and am very warmly received. I'm an Anglo-Catholic and am there and I can get along fine with the people there.

11:11 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home

    O God, most glorious, most bountiful, accept, we humbly beseech thee, our praises and thanksgivings for thy holy Catholic Church, the mother of us all who bear the name of Christ; for the faith which it hath conveyed in safety to our time, and the mercies by which it hath enlarged and comforted the souls of men; for the virtues which it hath established upon earth, and the holy lives by which it glorifieth both the world and thee; to whom, O blessed Trinity (+), be ascribed all honour, might, majesty and dominion, now and for ever. Amen.
    --Bishop Lancelot Andrewes

Societas Sanctae Crucis

About Me

My Profile


  • To the Theotokos
  • My Parish Church
  • Taking Jesus to the Streets
  • The Angelus
  • Steel Family News
  • Anglicans For Life
  • My PHD Supervisor
  • Diocese of Durham
  • N.T. Wright Bishop of Durham
  • Bishop of Beverley FiF PEV
  • Forward in Faith
  • Religious of orthodox Tradition
  • Our Lady of Walsingham
  • Church of England
  • Church Times
  • C of E News
  • New Directions
  • Anglican Comm News Service
  • CaNN Classical Anglican News
  • Anglican Mainstream
  • Catholic World News
  • Zenit News
  • First Things
  • University of Durham
  • St. John's College
  • Touchstone: Mere Comments
  • American Chesterton Society
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • The "Colossal Genius"
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Dr. Marianne Dorman
  • Bishop Lancelot Andrewes
  • Theologia
  • The Paul Page
  • Renaissance Music
  • Wodehouse
  • Project Canterbury
  • Rosemary Pugh Books
  • Pusey House Oxford
  • Comm of the Resurrection
  • Anglicanism
  • Alexander Schmemann
  • Traditional-Anglican
  • Trushare Great Links
  • Books and Books
  • Paedocommunion
  • Summa Theologica
  • Didache
  • N.A.Patristics Society
  • Visit Olde World Family Heritage
  • Cardinal Newman Writings
  • EWTN
  • Vatican Library
  • Tune in to Ancient Faith Radio
  • Anglo-Catholic Central
  • Women for Faith and Family
  • Catholic Culture
  • Being better Dads.org
  • Anglicana Ecclesia
  • Catholic Societies

  • Mary:Grace and Hope in Christ
  • SSC England and Scotland
  • King Charles the Martyr
  • Catholic League Unitas
  • Catholic Union
  • Conf of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Society of Mary
  • Priests for Life
  • Anglican Blogs

  • TitusOneNine
  • Anthropax
  • Sacristan
  • Curate Repose
  • Whitehall
  • Apostolicity
  • The Patristic Anglican
  • All Too Common
  • Prydain
  • Thinking Anglicans
  • Drell's Descants
  • A-C Ruminations
  • emergent like slime
  • Open Thou our Lips
  • Haligweorc
  • The Confessing Reader
  • Dr. Leander Harding
  • Tex Anglican
  • St. George the Martyr
  • The Oxford Movement
  • Continuing Anglican
  • Wyclif.net
  • Third Mill. Catholic
  • Anglican Eucharistic Theol
  • Fr. Brian Douglas
  • RatherNot Blog
  • Full Homely Divinity
  • St.Peters London Docks Blog
  • In Hoc Signo Vinces
  • Anglican Wanderings
  • Timotheos Prologizes
  • Global South Anglican
  • Deaconess
  • Liturgical Links

  • 1549 Book of Common Prayer
  • 1550 Merbecke
  • 1559 Book of Common Prayer
  • 1570 Roman Mass
  • 1637 Scottish Prayer Book
  • 1662 English Prayer Book
  • 1718 Nonjurors Communion
  • 1928 Book of Common Prayer
  • 1962 Roman Mass
  • 1962 Roman Propers
  • 1969 Roman Mass
  • 1987 Anglican Use Mass
  • Pearcy Dearmer Everyman's History of the Prayer Book
  • The Liturgy of St. James
  • The Liturgy of St. Chrysostom
  • The Liturgy of St. Basil
  • Lectionary Central
  • Catholic Calendar
  • Common Prayer Calendar
  • The Roman Breviary
  • Anglican Breviary
  • Cantica Nova
  • The Music Makers
  • Catholic Liturgy Site
  • Directorium Anglicanum
  • Catholic Blogs

  • Numerous British Catholic Blogs
  • Carpe canum
  • Ignatius Insights
  • Ancient and Future Catholics
  • Catholic Pontificator
  • Random Thoughts
  • Fr. Newman's Web page
  • fides et ardor
  • St Paul Centre for Theology
  • Canterbury Tales
  • The Shrine of Holy Whapping
  • Sacramentum Vitae
  • Cardinal Schonborn
  • Pertinacious Papist
  • Ratzinger Online
  • The New Liturgical Movement
  • Scripture and Tradition
  • Against the Grain
  • Mark Shea
  • ad limina apostolorum
  • Dappled Things
  • Amy Welborn Old Blog
  • Amy Welborn New Blog
  • Catholic Catechism
  • Benedict Blog
  • Mike Aquilina
  • Libertas et Memoria
  • Video melior
  • Orthodox Blogs

  • Energies of the Trinity
  • Orthodoxy Today
  • Monachos
  • Onion Dome
  • This Is Life
  • Orthodoxie
  • Chrysostom Web Page
  • Society of Chrysostom
  • Cathedra Unitatis
  • Our Life in Christ
  • Orthodox Way
  • Exploring Orthodoxy
  • Everything Orthodox
  • Parish Web Sites

  • Durham Cathedral
  • St. Peters London Docks
  • St. Silas London
  • St. Mary Mag Middlesex
  • St. Augustine London
  • St. John the Evanglelist Berks
  • St. Pancras London
  • St. James the Great Darlington
  • St. Mary Bletchingley
  • St. James Paddington London
  • St. George Hanworth
  • St. Helens Auckland
  • St. Mary Magdalene Sunderland
  • Archives