First Sunday in advent

The old Church Year is nearly over and the new Church Year to be born on Sunday, Nov. 29, the closest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew (Nov. 30). At the AIC we are marking the new season with a few new development.

Over this weekend, I will move all AIC Videos from the current host site to The previous vendor has announced a change in the terms of our contract, giving them the right to “monetize” anything we place on their site. This means, potentially, ads inserted at the start of, in the content of and at the end of videos. I will not allow them to commercialize our education materials. Effective today, I am removing all our content from their site. This may mean that some videos are temporarily unavailable during this transition.

Second, as part of the change nonted above, I will be modifying all existing videos into a new format. The old versions will remain available, to be replaced as each revised version is completed during the Winter A.D. 2020-2021

Third, it appears possible that the Luke volume can be produced sooner than expected. The final version is undergoing design and final proofing. With His grace, we may be able to have the Gospel of Luke: Annotated & Illustrated ready before Christmas Day.

Fourth, the Podcast Homilies for all four Sundays in Advent will be linked from the Home page. Also, beginning around, Dec. 15th. the Podcasts and videos for The Great “O” Antiphons series for the final seven days before Christmas, will be linked from the Home Page.

Finally, in the days just before Christmas, I will link the videos and podcasts for Lessons and Carols from Christmas Eve from the Home page. All the above may prove timely given the restrictiosn related to COVID-19.

As always, thank you for your interest, support and prayers.

Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

Stir-up Sunday

With all the many restrictions caused by the reaction to COVID-19, I worry that visitors to this site might not have access to a service for Sunday next before Advent, also known at Stir Up Sunday. The link to my traditional homily for Sunday next before Advent is linked from the Podcast Homilies page. You can also read or watch the Episode Nine in the AIC Seasonal Video series on Trinity Season.

For an online service for the occasion, you can watch it live or via video replay at, which broadcast from St. Luke Anglican in Sedona, AZ.

In other news, I’ve decided to move all our videos to another vendor. Our current site is introducing new rules that allow them to monetize all content on their site. In order not to inconveniene viewers, I will leave the existing site in place until an arrangement is reached with another vendor. In 2021, I intend to produce a Version 3 of all the New Testament: Gospels series. The new version will have an updated design and cross-references to material in the new illustrated Gospels series.

It is possible, but only slightly, that The Gospel of Luke: Annotated & Illustrated could be available before Christmas. Everything has to fall into place in exactly the right way for that to happen. Otherwise, publication is scheduled for Epiphany Season.

Finally, I continue to urge site visitors to follow the advice to “turn it off and tune it out.” There are now so many sources available online, including print and electronic newspapers, news channels, opinion channels, and printed material. Christians do not need to let revisionists into their thoughts.

Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

More books coming

I am pleased to share good news. Progress is being made on the final three books in our illustrated Gospels series. The volume focused on the Gospel of Luke still needs proofreading of the final four chapters. There will be 272 pages with 111 illustrations. I remain hopeful that it can be ready before the end of Epiphany season in 2021.

The volume focused on the Gospel of Matthew is complete but proof-reading cannot begin until the Luke volume has been sent to our printer. There will be 268 pages with 115 illustrations. My target date for publication is before Easter 2021.

The volume focused on the Gospel of Mark is also complete. There will be 186 pages with 86 illustrations. The target date for publication is Whitsunday 2021.

Now that the research and writing stage of the books is complete, I plan to turn to producing more Podcasts on topical issues. Some new equipment will be needed to ensure good sound quality, but all the new microphone/headset combinations created for the COVID shutdown era seem to offer real promise. I will be testing some of them soon.

In this era of rampant anti-Christian activity, the AIC will continue to offer reliable study materials either free or at reasonable prices. Our books offer anyone access to high-quality images and content at afforable rates.

As always, thank you for your interest and support.