For Holy Week, a series of poems from Keble.
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This is my favourite of all Newman's meditations on Our Lady - just perfect.
For the feast of the baptism of the Lord, from one of Pusey's classic tracts. This is the first of a short series of extracts from Pusey's sermons, dealing with faith and love.
Newma's reasons for not remaining an Anglican will be familiar to many converts.
In Tract XC, Newman outlines what authority can validate Christian belief.
LAMBETH CONFERENCE OPENING SERVICE, JULY 25, 1968.
SERMON PREACHED AT CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
Charles Linley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax (1839-1934), father of Neville Chamberlain's Foreign Secretary, was a noted Anglo-Catholic ecumenist who was President of the English Church Union 1868-1919, and again from 1927-1934. This is from his 1902 Presidential Address.
Although the future archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey was only one of the authors of this report in 1947, his handiwork is clear througout.
Newman's translation of Bishop Andrews' reflections on human frailty - a moving meditation.
Tract 88, which is Newman's translation of Bishop Launcelot Andrew's private prayers and devotions was a great comfort to Newman, and we can see in his own prayers its influence.
Speaking at the University of Athens on 7 May 1962, Archbishop Ramsey spoke of the debts which the Anglican Church owed to the Greek Fathers. Our two posts following this will consist of extracts from Andrewes, translated by Newman.
Bishop Charles Gore (1853-1932) was one of the most influential Anglican theologians of the early twentieth century. Here he expounds the doctrine of the Real Presence.
Brooke Fosse Westcott (1825-1901) was Bishop of Durham and one of the ablest of the second generation of Anglicans inspired by the Catholic Tradition.
This second extract from Keble's 1837 sermon, illustrates perfectly the Tractarian view of the importance of Tradition.
Tradition is the life of the Church. Keble, like Pusey and Newman, believed that the Bible could only be approached with the proper spirit of reverence when it as approached not through our fallen intellect alone, but with the eyes of the ancient and undivided Church for which the texts were written and by which they were canonised.
This week we shall be looking at the Catholic heritage underlying Newman's career as an Anglican. Writing in 1840. Pusey gave a useful definition of the essentials of what we call Tractarianism.
This is the conclusion of Newman's final sermin as an Anglican priest - it gives some impression of the power of his speech.
On the feast of Corpus Christi, a poem from Keble on Confirmation.
Keble's poem for the Tuesday before Easter never ceases to move me.
Pusey's thoughts on preparing for communion have a wider application to us as Christians.