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Horizontal and vertical Aidan Mayoss CR Some fifty years ago when I was a baby curate, summer was the time for processions out of doors! Only the Evangelicals called it still by its original name "The Anniversary', meaning the anniversary [...]

Ghostly Counsel

Being divided Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House These are challenging times spiritually for orthodox Anglicans. It becomes difficult to think, or pray. Normal patterns are disrupted and symptoms of emotional and physical stress begin to eat [...]

Double apologia

Now is the time to read (or re-read) Newman's writings says Ernest Skublics who has belatedly rediscovered the contemporary relevance of his work This was almost a book review, except... One does not usually review a book written some 150 [...]

Life on Mars

Hugh Baker has been rereading the Screwtape Letters and is still much impressed by C.S. Lewis's capacity for perceptive predictions on secular thought and culture It was a quiet night in the Vestry, and no one was coming to see [...]

Sing the Lord’s song

Serenhedd James proposes practical solutions to some of the problems currently facing Anglo-Catholic church music, and calls for a balance between retaining past treasures and remaining open to new developments In the July New Directions, Julian Barry paid generous tribute [...]

Living together

Peter Lyon muses on the differences between cultures and the religious practices that emerge from them and wonders what we might mean by 'spirituality' The word 'spirituality' reminds me of two epic journeys in the past. Across Greece, I sat [...]

True servants

Paul Griffin argues that the word 'servant' is vital to Christian faith and that changing fashions should not be allowed to affect its true meaning Inevitably, the meanings of words change over the years. The classic example always referred to, [...]

Trust and the sting

Richard Oakley sounds a warning about the nature of liberalism Some readers of New Directions may be familiar with the fable of the scorpion and the frog. I admit to being hazy about the details, but this is how I [...]

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