Podcast Homily for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

My Podcast Homily for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany has been posted and is now available using links on the Podcast Homilies-Morning Prayer page and the Welcome page. The focus of the homily is on Psalm 66, Jubilate Deo, a Psalm attributed to King David. The illustration is from the Bohun Psalter and Hours, prepared in southeast England, most likely London, in the 3rd Quarter, 14th C. for Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford (Ms. Egerton 3277, Folio 44v, British Library, London, England), showing the last half of Psalm 66 at the top and the start of Psalm 67 with an illuminated capital letter at left center and the start of Psalm 78 at bottom left.

In our new book, The Prayer Book Psalter: Picture Book Edition, the Psalm is also illustrated with three illuminations from the Stuttgart Psalter, made in the Scriptorium, Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Parish, circa 820, probably under the patronage of the new Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (Latin: Carolus Magnus). Charlemagne was crowned at Rome on Christmas Day, 800 A.D. with his teacher and religious mentor Alcuin of York at his side. Charlemagne, King of the Franks since 1768, had first met Alcuin in Parma, Italy, around 781. He appointed Alcuin as Abbot of the monastery of St. Martin, Tours, France, in 1796 and placed him in charge of the religious education of the members of the king’s court at Aachen.

As always, thank you for your interest in and support of the online ministry of The Anglican Internet Church. Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

Podcast Homily-Psalter Series-Third Sunday after Epiphany

The Podcast Homily in our new series of homilies for Epiphany based on the appointed Psalm reading is now available using links on the Welcome/Home and the Podcast Homilies-Morning Prayer pages. This week’s Psalm reading is Psalm 42 (Quemadmodum) and Psalm 43 (Judica me, Deus), which are the opening Psalms of Book Two in the Prayer Book Psalter. These two Psalms are beautifully illustrated in our upcoming book, The Prayer Book Psalter: Picture Book Edition, which sent for a final proof this week, with proof arrival anticipated for Monday, 1/23. If no glitches are found, we could have the book in print and available from my Amazon Author Central page before Fourth Sunday in Epiphany, the final Sunday in the season in A.D. 2023.

In the book, readers will find three beautiful and inspiring illustrations of Psalm 42, including a representation of the “my soul” (Vulgate Latin: anima mea. Psalm 42: 1, 2, 8). Also found in the book is an image of Psalm 43 from Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry (or The Very Rich Houres of the Duke de Berry) prepared by the Limbourg brothers for John, Duke of Berry, between 1412 and 1416), which is folio 61v, Musee Conde, Chantilly, France, via Wikipedia Commons.

In additional news, our seasonal book, Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord in Scripture, Art & Christian Tradition is almost complete with 168 pages and about 120 illustrations. It should be in print well before Easter Day.

As always, thank you for your interest in and support for this online ministry.

Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

Podcast Homilies – Psalter Series – Epiphany season

My Podcast Homilies in the Psalter Series are now uploaded through First Sunday after Epiphany. Since there was no First or Second Sunday after Christmas in A.D. 2022, for the Blog posting I have skipped forward to Epiphany (Day) and First Sunday after Epiphany. The Podcast Homilies for the two missing Sundays have been uploaded to the Podcast Homilies-Morning Prayer-Psalter Series page.

Stuttgart Psalter
Cod.Bibl.Fol.23, Folio 59r
Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany.

In order not reduce the value and impact of the Prayer Book Psalter – Picture Book Edition, which should be available during January pending receipt of a replacement image from the British Library, I’m only showing one illustration from the Stuttgart Psalter. On page 132 of the book I include an explanation of which verses are being illustrated. The book will have this image plus 163 other illustrations from the Stuttgart Psalter and another 49 images from other historic Psalters through the 16th C.

Meanwhile, work continues on Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord in Scripture, Art & Christian Tradition. As of today, there are 166 pages with 113 illustrations from 586 A.D. to the 21st C. I am waiting on an image from the collection at the British Library and permission from an American company for the use of an image from its website.

As always, thank you for your interest and support. I hope you will tell others about the resources now available on this site.

Glory be to God for all things! Amen!