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Rogation Sunday and Rogationtide

So, what is Rogation Sunday, and Rogationtide (a.k.a., the Rogation Days), anyway…? The lovely Anglican blog, “Full Homely Divinity,” explains:

“The week of the Sixth Sunday of Easter is busy with processions and outdoor activities. 459 more words

The Fifth Week after Easter (Rogation and Ascension)

Feast Days

Sunday through Wednesday, May 26-29: Rogation Sunday & Rogation Days

Collect for Rogation Sunday: O Lord, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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A tale of two eras – Fr. Robert Hart | The Continuum

For the last few years I have made it clear that Anglicans cannot use the words “Catholic” and “Protestant” to mean two opposite and irreconcilable positions, or even to mean mutually exclusive  positions. 273 more words

Dedicated to Mary

It is well known that a large number of Anglican churches are dedicated to Mary. From a humble remote chapel, to splendid cathedrals such as Lincoln or Salisbury we find dedications to the Blessed Virgin. 327 more words


Hungry in leadership: Comparing Faith and Sport.

It’s been a long time since I last blogged, but wanting to get back into it. Hoping it becomes regular.

This week, two historic sports events took place within days of one another. 528 more words


Mary, dragging down tyrants

Socialist politics and outlook have had a part in Anglicanism for many years. In the early years of the twentieth century a number of Anglo Catholic priests, no doubt influenced by the political rise of socialism and the social conditions in which they ministered, metaphorically, and even literally, raised a red flag, challenging ‘the apostasy and corruption of the Church, her pandering to the rich and respectable…’ 507 more words


Two Godrics

Godric Joseph Cockayne, my mother’s uncle, died of pneumonia aged 18 years, as a result of war injuries, as the First World War ended. Although those of my mother’s generation never knew ‘Uncle Godric’ his tragic death made a lasting impression on my mother’s family. 409 more words