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Forward in Faith North America As we go to press, Forward in Faith North America is holding its Annual Assembly at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows at Belleville, Illinois. Present from Forward in Faith Australia are Chairman [...]

Book Reviews

Some wonderful, obscure gems and three bishops THE EPISTLE OF JUDE AS EXPOUNDED BY THE FATHERS Clement of Alexandria, Didymus of Alexandria, The Scholia of Cramer’s Catena, Pseudo-Oecumenius, and Bede Peter Russell Jones The Edwin Mellen Press, 144pp, hbk 0 [...]

Who were Nicolaitans?

Paul Lansley investigates the New Testament antecedents of the liberal establishment Revelation 2.12 &15: ‘And to the Angel of the Church in Pergamon write, These things says He Who has the sharp two-edged sword: … You also have those who [...]


Establishment Chaos From the start The first General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church USA took place in Philadelphia in 1789. The then Presiding Bishop was the Rt Revd William White. It was an auspicious beginning. The Episcopal Church was [...]


Getting below the surface In the August issue of New Directions, George Austin was taking a swipe at Synod. I suppose he can afford to do so as he is no longer a member – and Synod did seem singularly [...]

The Way We Live Now

E Pluribus Unum I have just returned from the United States. And, in the words of the great Dr Austin Farrer, ‘what a frightening experience that is’. America is a bewildering confusion of the past and the future. There is [...]


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY A recent article in The Sunday Times by John Humphrys ('Mr. Rude’ of the Today programme) was entitled, 'An atheist's creed may be the saving of the Church'. (Judging by the recent Cost of Conscience survey [...]


WHEN IS BREAD NOT BREAD? Before the eucharistic prayer, to the question: ‘What is that?’ the believer answers, ‘It is bread.’ After the eucharistic prayer, to the same question he answers, ‘It is truly the Body of Christ, the Bread [...]

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