Thanksgiving

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Lancelot of Andrewes, with Thanksgiving

I admit my own ignorance, I have never known about this cleric and scholar until today. The Commemoration for Morning Prayer was for┬áLancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), Bishop of Winchester. His feast day was the 25th of September. [Andrewes] was on the committee of scholars that produced the King James Translation of the Bible, and probably contributed more to that work than any other single person. It is accordingly no surprise to find him not only a […]

Choose to be thankful

There are lots of reasons for me to be sad, depressed, or even angry right now and at this time of the year. I am sure that is true for every one of us. American Thanksgiving Day is wonderful for a number of reasons, not least of which is the fact that it is a holiday that everyone can embrace and most do. While its roots are in a very specific historical, if somewhat mythological, context […]