Saturday, February 28, 2009

High Church Jealousy

I'm watching (on youtube) "Shadowlands" one of my favourite films. There are these scenes with the High Church Anglican services at Oxford with full choirs in Latin, etc. That movie always makes me jealous and angry that the Anglicans are now (in some places) more high church than the Roman Catholics.


  1. "High Church Jealousy"....I feel your pain. Don't we all long for something good, true, and beautiful? Something at once lovely and terrifying? Something bigger than ourselves?

    Modern dispositions have thoroughly buried this innate desire of people under self-idolatry, apathy, and resistance to change. The following is an interesting insight: tradition is changeless, but it is the greatest catalyst for change in people.

    This reminds me of Chesterton's great words, which I can hardly recall without tears:

    "It is of the new things that men tire -- of fashions and proposals and improvements and change. It is the old things that startle and intoxicate. It is the old things that are young."

  2. How very true.

    That's an amazing quote from Chesterton.

    Dominus Tecum Philip