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to matters involving law and government in the Old Dominion.
The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine
Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the
Christian Church. It provides prayers, psalms and
meditation for every hour of every day. It has existed
from the earliest times, to fulfil the Lord's command to
pray without ceasing. Never monotonous, always
new, it provides the means for the whole world, united,
to pray together and sanctify every hour of every day of
every year. All over the world, hundreds of thousands
of priests and religious have vowed to pray the Liturgy
daily, and all over the world they do, in public and in
private, in tin shacks and cathedrals, in palaces and in
This site uses the version of the Liturgy of the Hours given in the Roman Breviary - but the Divine Office is for all Christians and not just Catholics. Christians of many other denominations, including Anglicans, Methodists, and Baptists, are using this site on a regular basis.
In 1996, a heresy trial, styled Stanton v. Righter, was held in the Episcopal Church in the United States. The Episcopal Church in the United States was founded shortly after
the Revolutionary War, with the first Book of Common Prayer ratified in 1789. The Church's first heresy trial was against a bishop who stated publicly that communism should replace Christianity. He was deposed. The second heresy trial is complete, and the charge was that a bishop of the Church
ordained a practicing homsexual in violation of the doctine of the Church and in violation of his ordination vows.
The trial resulted in a "not guilty" verdict, the Court finding
that, as there was no "doctrine" in the Episcopal Church against
such an action, there could be no determination that the doctrine
had been contravened.
In the wake of that trial, Bishop John S. Spong of the Episcopal
Diocese of Newark, New Jersey, has issued a "Call for a New Reformation," which brings into question, among other things, the divinity of Christ, the reality of the Resurrection, and the existence of heaven and hell. Arguably, these questions are questions of "doctrine" in the Episcopal Church. What will happen now?
A good way to get acquainted with Scotland. Note: Beverages such as
Dewar's, Johnnie Walker's, Chivas Regal, and so forth, bear as much resemblance
to a quality single-malt Scotch whiskey as the work of Rod McKuen bears
to that of Shakespeare or James Joyce.
Starting point to find giga-giga bytes of public domain e-text: Shakespeare,
Plato, Edgar Rice Burroughs, L. Frank Baum, and many more. Here's a reading
list to get you started, courtesy of Mortimer Adler, and others.