Category Archives: Anglican Breviary

Reflecting on Continuous Psalmody in the Anglican Breviary


The pre-Pius X Breviary largely distributed the Psalter over Matins and Vespers throughout the week. Most of the Psalms from Psalm 1 to 109 were read at Matins and most of the Psalms from 110-147 were read at Vespers. This … Continue reading

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Plato’s Dualism (iii) ~ The Divided Line


Another way of approaching the subject addressed in the Allegory of the Cave is that of the Divided Line. The latter, in fact precedes the former in Plato’s Republic: “Conceive then,” said I, “as we were saying, that there are … Continue reading

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Plato’s Dualism (ii)~ the Cave


There are two famous expressions of Plato’s supposed dualism: the allegory of the cave the allegory of the divided line It is time we addressed these famous expression of the theory of forms and its apparent dualism. This post will … Continue reading

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Levels of Being


Parmenides provided us a view of reality where there are only two choices: something either is or is not. In his view it makes no sense to speak of “levels of being” it is preposterous. Plato, however, recognizes an “in between” which … Continue reading

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Sunday Trinity XV


Today is the XVth Sunday after Trinity or Trinity XV. As most Sundays Trinity XV is a Semidouble. The liturgical color is green. The Octave of the Nativity of the BVM is Simple so that nothing is said of the … Continue reading

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Can a Form exist at a time it has no Instances?


In raising up our thought from the apprehension of the intelligible whatnesses that these things have, we ourselves are transcending temporality. Eric D. Perl, Thinking Being, p. 33. Sometimes an objection to forms is raised that askes this question. But … Continue reading

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Paradigms, patterns, and forms.


Recently I had the pleasure of taking our kids to Legoland in Denmark. What a wonderful place it is and it beautifully expresses what seems to me to be true Platonic Realism. It is amazing how many things you can … Continue reading

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