New Videos: Basil of Caesarea; Bookstore; & Garden

Basil of Caesarea-Ohrid CathedralThis week I offer three new videos and one new podcast from the AIC’s digital library.

The first is Episode 17 in The Lives of the Saints – Second Series, a tribute to St. Basil of Caesarea, whose Feast Day in Jun 14.   The episode features illustrations generally unseen in the Western Church, including the beautiful blue and white themed icon of St. Basil celebrating Holy Communion, a 9th C. work from St. Sophia Cathedral, Ohrid, Macedonia.  The work is public domain.   St. Basil is primarily remembered for his contribution to the Church’s understanding of the equality of the Holy Spirit with God the Father and God the Son in the Holy Trinity.  The concept was incorporated into the Nicene Creed at the Council of Constantinople in 381 A.D., primarily owing to the work of his brother, St. Gregory of Nyssa and his friend St. Gregory Nazianzen.   The next episode, celebrating Its. Cyril and Methodius, whose Feast Day in Jul 11.

Watch Episode 17.                      Listen to Episode 17.

The second video is a new preview of the AIC Bookstore, using new software included with my new Mac computer.  The video includes the covers and glimpses of pages from the entire catalogue.  Since the content is primarily visual, there is no companion podcast.

Watch the Bookstore preview.

In my Weekly Update, which goes out to a selected group of interested recipients, I often write about my passion for gardening, especially with Petunias.  The third new video is a light-hearted picture and music video giving viewers a 3-minute look at my garden, focusing on the new varieties of petunia available for the first time this year, plus views of other plants and garden details.  Included this year are several new petunias offered for the first time in 2017:  Supertunias Latte, Really Red; Black Cherrt; and Honey; plus several amazing Surfinias which can trail up to 4′ down from the pot, including:  Heavenly Blue; Sky Blue; Blue-veined; Pink-Veined; Heartbeat; and the unique Crazytunia series:  Blueberry Cheesecake; Citrus Twist; Razzmatazz; & Bitter Lemon.   All flowers are identified with subtitles.

Watch the Garden Preview

As always, thanks for your interest in and support for the Anglican Internet Church online ministry.  May God continue to bless you in all that you do in His Name!  Glory be to God of all things!  Amen!

Late Spring-Summer Events

I thought to share with readers my plans for the Blog and Web Site for the rest of Spring and also for the coming Summer.

pbp-ver3-cvr-front-mid2This coming week I expect to finish the first video produced on our new iMac laptop using the more advanced version of iMovie.  It is a short preview with page images for the AIC Bookstore – Spring A.D. 2017 Preview.  You’ll see the stylistic differences right away, with new page transitions not available in the iPad version used for all earlier videos.  There will be information about all publications, including the pending revised edition of The Prayer Book Psalter.   The revised version includes some design changes to type faces and content.  Some of these include the first line in Latin for each Psalm and additional focus in the commentaries on how the same issues and verses are addressed in other AIC Publications, including books, videos and podcasts.  The publication date depends upon completion of the proof-reading, but I hope it can be finished by early summer.

In June there will be new episodes on The Lives of the Saints – Second Series, including one of my favorite saints, Basil of Caesarea (Jun 14th).  Later in the summer will be Cyril and Methodius (Jul 11th);Joseph of Arimethea (Jul 25th); and Augustine of Hippo (Aug 28th).

As always, thank you for your interest and support.  The sales of our books have been very encouraging, with 100% of all royalties donated to the AIC.

May God bless you in all that you do in His Name.  Glory be to God for all things!  Amen!