Read more about the abbey.
These are 20th century martyrs of Russia (neomartyrs = “new martyrs”), killed by the bolsheviks and communists during the 20th century. New Liturgical Movement: The Feast of All the Neomartyrs of Russia.
A very interesting article about a recently-excavated, ancient church in Israel. Note particularly the beautiful mosaics. New Liturgical Movement: 1,500 year-old Church with Mosaics Found in Israel.
IDLE SPECULATIONS: Father Abraham.
Some beautiful pictures of the Divine Liturgy in the Russian Orthodox Church: New Liturgical Movement: Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Moscow.
A diverting read for a cold day. From The Anglo Catholic Blog: Croziers, Keys and the Archdeacon’s Tassels: A Heraldic System for the Anglican Ordinariates | The Anglo-Catholic.
With the beatitudes, I think Jesus is not so much saying that gentle, downtrodden sorts of people are kind of nice, or that they will be alright in the end – as I think we are prone to understand him as saying. I think, rather, that he is giving his disciples a new law. He is saying, in essence, that THIS is how his disciples are to be.
New Liturgical Movement: Some Pillars of a New Liturgical Movement And For Catholic Life and the Parish Generally.
Today is the feast day of St. Vincent of Saragossa. Read about him here: CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Vincent.
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (Luke 24.5) This is a question we might well ask ourselves. Why do we seek the living among the dead?