Morning Randomness

* A Blessed Exaltation of the Holy Cross, y’all.

* Pontifical High Mass tonight at Smokey Mary! The Presiding Bishop will be celebrating. Maybe I’ll get a chance to meet him… Check for a report tomorrow.

*From the Well That Clears That Up Department: Peter Akinola has clarified what’s going on in Alexandria; it’s not a business meeting, it’s just a Bible study. Alright then…(Hat-tip to Thinking Anglicans)

*Dissertation: Things are busy at work and campground–I’m switching rooms within the current domicile. Between that and the High Mass I fear that not much dissertation work will be done tonight. Chapter 2 is rockin’ along (we’re at 19 or so pages). Good pages. With dense nasty footnotes.

*Menologium on the horizon: As part of my research for the latter part I’m doing a translation of the Menologium. I figured I’d go ahead and translate it since I haven’t run across a ModE version anywhere else. I’ll post it up once I get it done, then King Alfred can tear it apart if he feels so inclined… ­čśë

About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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3 Responses to Morning Randomness

  1. Annie says:

    Good progress on your dissertation. I’m quite proud of you.

    Since I do not know what a Menologium is, it should be interesting to see and I will look forward to it.

  2. Derek the ├â┬ćnglican says:


    It’s a metrical calendar that lists a variety of saints’ days as well as more general calendar observations.

  3. Annie says:

    Oh, cool! Thanks.

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