Milton, Imagination and the Most Protestant of Feasts: sermon on the Assumption at All Saints, Margaret Street | Father Richard Peers

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2017

Fr Richard Peers

Revelation 11.9-12.6, 10

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 1.46-55

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

In this simple, bible service, we are celebrating this evening, my text is not from Scripture but from that great Puritan, the poet John Milton. I hope my use of him in this place won’t cause any horizontal, subterranean rotation below the Barbican.

Paradise Lost, Book i lines 254 – 255:

The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n….

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Milton, Imagination and the Most Protestant of Feasts: sermon on the Assumption at All Saints, Margaret Street | Father Richard Peers

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2017

Fr Richard Peers

Revelation 11.9-12.6, 10

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 1.46-55

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

In this simple, bible service, we are celebrating this evening, my text is not from Scripture but from that great Puritan, the poet John Milton. I hope my use of him in this place won’t cause any horizontal, subterranean rotation below the Barbican.

Paradise Lost, Book i lines 254 – 255:

The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n….

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2vH4RLS

If sin be captive grace must find release: The Assumption of Our Lady, Robert Southwell | Father Richard Peers

The Assumption of Our Lady

by Robert Southwell

If sinne be captive, grace must finde release;

From curse of synne the innocente is free;

Tombe, prison is for sinners that decease,

No tombe, but throne to guiltles doth agree:

Though thralles of sinne lye lingring in their grave,

Yet faultles cors, with soule, rewarde must have.

The daseled eye doth dymmed light require,

And dying sightes repose in shrowdinge shades;

But eagles’ eyes to brightest light aspire,

And living lookes delite in loftye glades:

Faynte winged foule by ground doth fayntly flye,

Our princely eagle…

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Milton, Imagination and the Most Protestant of Feasts: sermon on the Assumption at All Saints, Margaret Street | Father Richard Peers

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2017

Fr Richard Peers

Revelation 11.9-12.6, 10

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 1.46-55

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

In this simple, bible service, we are celebrating this evening, my text is not from Scripture but from that great Puritan, the poet John Milton. I hope my use of him in this place won’t cause any horizontal, subterranean rotation below the Barbican.

Paradise Lost, Book i lines 254 – 255:

The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n….

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2w4XQae

Edith Stein and a Contemplative Humanity: Rowan Williams Addresses the Synod of Bishops | Father Richard Peers

This address is so profound, of such richness that it deserves re-reading many times, I am re-posting it here on August 9th, Feast of Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) because of the reference to her.

Source

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Address to the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith

Your Holiness, Reverend Fathers,

brothers and sisters in Christ – dear Friends

I am deeply honoured by the Holy Father’s invitation to speak in this gathering: as the Psalmist says, ‘Ecce quam…

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Edith Stein and a Contemplative Humanity: Rowan Williams Addresses the Synod of Bishops | Father Richard Peers

This address is so profound, of such richness that it deserves re-reading many times, I am re-posting it here on August 9th, Feast of Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) because of the reference to her.

Source

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Address to the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith

Your Holiness, Reverend Fathers,

brothers and sisters in Christ – dear Friends

I am deeply honoured by the Holy Father’s invitation to speak in this gathering: as the Psalmist says, ‘Ecce quam…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2fs2ysa

Office Hymns for the Transfiguration | Father Richard Peers

The Office hymns in the English Hymnal are not great for this feast; the traditional Vespers hymn is good, although I’m not sure whose translation this is:

All ye who seek for Jesus, raise

your eyes above, and upward gaze:

there may ye see the wondrous sign

of never-ending glory shine.

Behold him in celestial rays

who never knoweth end of days;

exalted, infinite, sublime;

older than heav’n or hell or time.

This is the Gentiles’ King and Lord;

the Prince by Judah’s race adored,

promised to Abraham of yore

and to his seed for evermore.

To him the prophets testify;

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