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On this day, AD 1162, Thomas Becket was consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury. Richard Burton, CBE as Thomas Becket
On this day in AD 597, Augustine, missionary to England and first Archbishop of Canterbury, baptized Saxon King Ethelbert, the first Christian English king.
FROM A HOMILY BY ST. BEDE “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior. With these words, Mary first acknowledges the special gifts she has been given. Then she recalls God’s universal … Continue reading
On this sad and lamentable day in AD 1533, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, declared King Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon null and void. Five days later on May 28, Cranmer would declare King Henry VIII’s marriage to … Continue reading
Mascall’s insightful meditation connecting the Annunciation and Pentecost illustrates his devotion to the eternal mystery of the Incarnation. When the Spirit descended in tongues of fire, it was to make the waiting group into the mystical Body of Christ in … Continue reading
Have you met the Rev. Canon Eric L. Mascall, OGS He was affectionately named the “greatest living 13th-century theologian”. In his profound writings, he was often, simply styled, E. L. Mascall. If you have not made his acquaintance, the arrival … Continue reading
Sir Adrian Fortescue was well favored by King Henry VIII whom he faithfully served under arms. He was additionally honoured by his own cousin, Anne Boleyn, he was present when she was crowned as Queen in 1533. But Adrian held … Continue reading