Archive for July, 2006

Morien’s tale ends as we see how Lancelot fared against the terrible beast, and how all the quests ended. We also find out what happens to poor King Arthur and Queen Guenevere.
Part 6


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“The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” concludes as Max Carrados puts his plan into action.

Part 2


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“The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” is another Max Carrados story, complete in two parts. In this story, Max is called in by Mr. Carlyle to help him prevent a murder.

Part 1


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I totally forgot to make mention on the 26th yesterday of the feastday of (here comes the abbreviation for multiple saints) Ss. Joachim and Anna (aka Hannah or Anne). Those are the names which the Church remembers for Mary’s parents — Christ’s grandparents. These good and faithful people, we are told by tradition, had Mary as the child of their old age and an answer to prayer, and in gratitude dedicated Mary to the service of the temple, just as the first Hannah had dedicated Eli.

Legend goes on to tell us that Mary was accordingly taught to read and love the scriptures when she was very young, to prepare her for the work of helping to weave the curtain for the Holy of Holies — and unknowingly, to teach her of the Messiah she would bear, and the promises of God she would help fulfill.

So in many pictures of Mary’s girlhood (as in the one in the sidebar now), we see St. Anne teaching Mary, often with Joachim near. (He’s behind the chair.) In this picture, Mary is also surrounded by women of the family (probably Mary Salome and the other Mary I can’t remember now) doing more traditional work.

Anyway, Mike Aquilina didn’t forget.

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Against Heresies continues with more examination of the ‘genealogy’ of the Aeons, and whether their order of production makes any sense, considering what they personify.

Ch. 13: The First Order of Production Is Altogether Indefensible


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This week, Treatise IV takes us from “give us this day our daily bread” all the way to “deliver us from evil”. (The final part next week will go back again to advice on how to pray.)

Part 3: Give us this day…deliver us from evil


Btw, you might want to click through to that first archive.org link just to see something very nice which the folks at archive.org have done. They’ve made me my own banner and section! I had absolutely no idea they had anything like that in mind.

(Probably they are giving me a gentle hint to tag my stuff…. I suppose it was probably starting to choke out the audiobooks made individually, just as Librivox’s books were. Since I am the most procrastinatory person in the world, this sort of coup d’etat was probably the best way to deal with me!)

Anyway, I am very grateful for this gift of my own room in the asylum!

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This sinus thing is starting to be really inconvenient. To be fair, my younger and healthier colleague across the aisle at work is also still slightly hoarse after all this time. But sheesh, it seems like it’s been forever.
However, I am glad to report that both our sets of white blood cells appear to have the upper hand at this time. Despite the occasional hacking coughs and squeaking voices, our vocal apparatuses also seem to be on the mend.
However, since I have to cantor on Saturday, blogging will be light for the remainder of the week.  Yes, I should have had the sense to do that last week, but sense and hobbies don’t always go together.

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