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A discourse on the death of Her Late Majesty the Queen

  Author: Clayton, John, 1754-1843. Title: A discourse on the death of Her Late Majesty the Queen : delivered on Sunday morning, Aug. 12th, 1821 / by John Clayton, Jun. Publication: London : Sold by F. Westley, Stationers’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jun 2017

Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons

Database Launch Dr William’s Library Lecture Hall, 4th May 2017, 4.00pm to 7pm. Plenary speakers: Jeanne Shami and Anne James.  
From: Dissenting Experience on 23 Apr 2017

The fifth of November

At VCU, we commemorate the prevention of the alleged gunpowder plot in 1605 with neither bonfires nor effigies, but with a performance of John Donne’s 1622 “powder plot” sermon, read from Jeanne Shami’s edition of...
From: British Virginia on 5 Nov 2016

Newman and Sayers on the Son Rise Morning Show

Anna Mitchell contacted me and asked me to discuss my comparison between Dorothy L. Sayers and Blessed John Henry Newman, as I posted last week and as I presented it in my discussion of Sayers at this weekend's Inkling Festival. I'll be on the air Monday,...

Another Sermon, Another Reaction

I posted on Father William Peto's Easter Sunday sermon earlier this week, which eventually led to the arrest of the Observant Franciscans and the martyrdom of Blessed John Forest. Today, another sermon, on Passion Sunday, on April 2, 1536, may have played...

Blessed John Henry Newman on Easter

From Parochial and Plain Sermon "Christ, a Quickening Spirit":O blessed day of the Resurrection, which of old time was called the Queen of Festivals, and raised among Christians an anxious, nay contentious diligence duly to honour it! Blessed day, once...

Holy Week: Good Friday and The Annunciation Postponed

Because today is Good Friday, the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord, which is usually celebrated on March 25, has been moved this year to the Monday after the Easter Octave/Divine Mercy Sunday: April 4. Nevertheless, what was announced by the Angel...

Holy Week: Woefully Arrayed

From Stile Antico: William Cornysh's setting of "Woefully Arrayed":Woefully arrayedMy blood, man for thee ran, it may not be nayed;My body, blo and wan;Woefully arrayed.Behold me, I pray theewith all thy whole reasonand be not hard-hearted,and for this...

Holy Week: St. Peter

Blessed John Henry Newman on St. Peter's boldness and fall:And can we find any where such calmness and simplicity as marked His devotion and His obedience? When does He ever speak with fervour or vehemence? Or, if there be one or two words of His in His...

Christmas, brimstone and calendar

When one is writing about historical issues related to Christmas, it is quite natural to include something about the nature of the star of Bethlehem, chronology of  the life of Jesus or the development of the very feast of Nativity and ancient and...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 25 Dec 2015

Perfecting Virginia

Printing on both sides:
From: British Virginia on 23 Oct 2015

Categories of Argument

John Tillotson (1630—1694) was an interesting person.  Born in Yorkshire in 1630, son of a Puritan clothier, he went up to Cambridge in 1647, graduating BA in 1650, MA in 1654, and becoming a fellow of Clare College.  Tillotson married...
From: Kirby and his world on 17 Aug 2015

The Happiness of the Soul on Quinquagesima Sunday

From volume 5 of the Parochial and Plain Sermons,Sermon 22. "The Thought of God, the Stay of the Soul";"Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father." Rom. viii. 15.:I...

Sexagesima Sunday from Blessed John Henry Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman, by the effort of prayer and meditation, came to see that many of the troubles of his life were examples of God's providence and that his submission to them was an example of God's grace in his life. In this Parochial and Plain...

Two Weeks From Today: Cardinal Newman Lecture

If my Cardinal Newman lecture is only two weeks from today, then you are only two weeks away from the beginning of Lent!I'll be speaking at Newman University on Ash Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.More information will be...

Septuagesima: Easing Into Lent

I have been reading through many of Blessed John Henry Newman's Lenten Sermons for my Cardinal Newman Lecture at Newman University on Ash Wednesday, February 18. This sermon is for Septuagesima Sunday, and in it, Newman balances the real need for self-denial...

Happy Epiphany SEASON

The verse for this Parochial and Plain sermon is, "This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed on Him." John ii. 11.--THE Epiphany is a season especially set apart for adoring the...

New Project: 2015 Cardinal Newman Lecture

I'm preparing for Lent and it isn't even Advent yet?!John McCormick, Director of the Gerber Institute of Catholic Studies at Newman University has asked me to deliver the 2015 Cardinal Newman Week lecture on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015, and of course,...

Newman and Liturgy: From Anglican to Catholic

My friend Annie sent me this link to a lecture on “Marvellous Disclosures”: John Henry Newman’s Anglican Reflections on the Liturgy:Over fifty years ago, as he reflected on the legacy of John Henry Newman, Fr Frank O’Malley asked: “What...

Making Blessed John Henry Newman Better Known

Father Juan Velez wrote last week on the Memorial of Blessed John Henry Newman about making him better known, and he has some suggestions:The writing and promotion of short biographies of Cardinal Newman will make him more accessible to people. My biography...

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