"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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Location: Bedford, Texas, United States

I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Where I am now -- St. Joe's "Chant Camp"

Sorry for the lack of recent posts, my friends. I am presently attending the Gregorian Chant Institute at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. We are working through the Graduale Triplex for Advent and Christmas this year. It is a fine experience, proving to be as much a retreat for me as an academic course. The director, Fr Larry Heiman, is a leading authority on chant after the traditions of the earliest manuscripts. (Fr Heiman has been teaching at St. Joseph's since 1940, and is now a spry 88 years old!) We are working primarily from late ninth and early tenth century Messine and St. Gall manuscript traditions. Marvelous. I will return home to Texas next Tuesday, and resume regular posts at that time. God bless.


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