I’ve been tagged as a Thinking Blogger by Darrell Pursiful at his delightfully named Dr Platypus blog. Now I have to pass it on, or suffer the blogospheric equivalent of the dread curse of the unmailed chain letter, no doubt. Though every blog I read makes me think, even if only “Why am I readingContinue reading “Tag, I’m it!”
St Clement of Rome: Basilica of St Clement, Rome St Polycarp of Smyrna: Basilica of St Polycarp, Izmir, Turkey St Justin Martyr: Capuchin Church of St Mary of the Conception, Rome St Irenaeus of Lyons: Church of St Irenaeus, Lyon (relics destroyed by Protestants) St Cyprian of Carthage: Abbaye Saint Corneille, Compeigne, France St AthanasiusContinue reading “Where else are they?”
By the skin of my teeth, I’ve made it into the Top 50 Biblical Studies Blogs. I didn’t even know about this until seeing it on Rick Brannon’s Ricoblog, where he kindly mentions that he thinks my blog and the excellent Thoughts on Antiquity should rank higher. Modestly, I agree. Apparently, one votes by clickingContinue reading “Well, how about that?”
Places where the largest collection of relics of the Twelve and various Saints reside: St Peter: Basilica of St Peter, Vatican City St Andrew: Cathedral of St Andrew, Amalfi, Italy St James, son of Zebedee: Santiago de Compostela (“Holy Jacob of the Field of Stars”) St John: Cathedral of St John, Ephesus (ruined, but bodyContinue reading “Where are they now?”
The superscripts or titles of the Psalms in the Old Testament have always been quite a puzzling thing. The differences in text between the Masoretic and Septuagintal traditions notwithstanding, the meanings of individual words and phrases continue to elude us, and suggestions for their meanings appear to still be as numerous as the commentators thereon.Continue reading “Psalms post/superscripts”
Mike Aquilina at The Way of the Fathers has posted a really fun and funny quiz: Which Church Father are you?. I came up as Melito of Sardis, with the results saying: You have a great love of history and liturgy.