Author Archives: Derek Olsen

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.


The haligweorc blog has moved. It can now be found at The St. Bede’s Breviary can be found at the following links: BREVIARY LINKS 1. Entry Page for the St. Bede’s Breviary 2. Direct Prayer link St. Bede’s Breviary … Continue reading


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Philly Anglo-Catholic News

Word on the street is that the diocese is beginning action against Good Shepherd, Rosemont. Personally, I’m ambivalent about this. M began attending midnight mass there with her father when home from college and I begam making that pilgrimage too … Continue reading

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Where Is It!?!

It’s now over a month since we moved–and I still can’t find my favorite cookbook. I’m getting highly annoyed. There are at least three dishes I want to cook but they’re all in there:* oven-dried sun-dried tomatos for our famous … Continue reading

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Proclamation from the NY Bishops’ Summit

A copper kettle is a must. Not just because it has an old-fashion flair and because it’s really expensive–the thermal conduction and chemical composition do actually help. Fresh cream is essential. Can’t start without a good base. And don’t get … Continue reading

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On the Anglican Breviary (and Others)

AbstractThe Anglican Breviary (AB) is a wonderful resource. I heartily encourage all liturgy geeks and those with a curiosity about the Roman roots of the current hours of prayer to get this book. It is a showcase demonstrating that liturgical … Continue reading

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Blogger Meet-up

Well, the downstairs of our house looks better than it has in a while. G’s room, on the other hand… It looks like a natural disaster occurred there. Which is incorrect, actually–two natural disasters occurred yesterday–my own Lil’ G and … Continue reading

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That Convert Zeal…

I loved this! And it goes for more than just Catholics (and Orthodox) as well in my experience… 😉 HT to A conservative blog for peace.

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So I’m slowly getting back into the groove of things. M is firmly ensconced in her parish and is working greatly doing all sorts of good things. The girls are in day care, with G going to pre-school at the … Continue reading

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Back Online…

My connection was finally restored today. And my Anglican Breviary arrived today too… 😀

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Daily Office Cheat Sheet

In doing some internet searching for class prep I ran across a handy outline for the Rite II offices. I posted this over on OTOL so I’ll direct you there.

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