Monthly Archives: December 2017

I want that. No. Wait.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 6th Day in the 8va of Christmas: 1 John 2:12-17 Luke 2:36-40 Et mundus transit, et concupiscentia ejus And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof I’m late in posting I know. Actually I … Continue reading

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A Bible Study with Godwin’s Law

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Feast of the Holy Innocents: 1 John 1:5-2:2 Matthew 2:13-18 Si dixerimus quoniam societatem habemus cum eo, et in tenebris ambulamus, mentimur, et veritatem non facimus.If we say that we have fellowship with him, … Continue reading

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The Golden Apples of the Sun…

✙ JMJ The Readings for St John’s Day: 1 John 1:1-4 John 20:1A, 2-8 Quod fuit ab initio, quod audivimus, quod vidimus oculis nostris, quod perspeximus, et manus nostræ contrectaverunt de verbo vitæ: annuntiamus vobis. That which was from the beginning, … Continue reading

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Pass me a stone…

✙ JMJ The Readings for St Stephen’s Day: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Matthew 10:17-22 Cavete autem ab hominibus. Tradent enim vos in conciliis, et in synagogis suis flagellabunt vos:  et ad præsides, et ad reges ducemini propter me in testimonium illis, et … Continue reading

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Who would not love thee loving us so dearly?

✙ JMJ The Readings for Christmas Day: Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-6 John 1:1-18 Et Verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis.And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.Καὶ ὁ Λόγος σὰρξ  ἐγένετο, καὶἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν There is no Christianity at all without the literal truth … Continue reading

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Ite ad Ioseph

✙ JMJ The Readings for Sunday 4 Advent (Year 2): II Kings (2 Samuel) 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 Vade, et loquere ad servum meum David: Hæc dicit Dominus: Numquid tu ædificabis mihi domum ad habitandum? Quare non … Continue reading

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Christmas in Purgatory

✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday 3 Advent (Year 2): Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24 Luke 1:57-66 Et quis poterit cogitare diem adventus ejus, et quis stabit ad videndum eum? ipse enim quasi ignis conflans. And who shall be able to think … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doomed

Buy Nothing Christmas! ✙ JMJ The Readings for Friday 3 Advent (Year 2): 1 Samuel 1:24-28 Luke 1:46-56 Fecit potentiam in brachio suo; Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui. Deposuit potentes de sede,   et exaltavit humiles. Esurientes implevit bonis,   et divites … Continue reading

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The Empirical Bogey (O Oriens)

Originally published in 2015, this essay is part of a series I used to do annually on the Great O Antiphons of Advent. This Verse will be sung tonight at Vespers and, since this night is the Longest Night, and … Continue reading

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Belushi, Geer, and God… (ok, and Solomon.)

Chagall’s Song of Solomon 1958 ✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday 3 Advent (Year 2): Song of Songs 2:8-14 Luke 1:39-45 Similis est dilectus meus capreæ, hinnuloque cervorum. En ipse stat post parietem nostrum, respiciens per fenestras, prospiciens per cancellos. … Continue reading

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