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     Doth not wisdom cry?

     and understanding put forth her voice?
     She standeth in the top of high places,

     by the way in the places of the paths.
     She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city,

     at the coming in at the doors.

     Unto you, O men, I call;

     and my voice is to the sons of man.
     O ye simple, understand wisdom:

     and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
     Hear; for I will speak of excellent things;

     and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

     For my mouth shall speak truth;

     and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
     All the words of my mouth are in righteousness;

     there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
     They are all plain to him that understandeth,   

     and right to them that find knowledge.

     Receive my instruction, and not silver;

     and knowledge rather than choice gold.
     For wisdom is better than rubies;

     and all the things that may be desired

     are not to be compared to it.


      Proverbs 8:1-11                          



Sermons  and  Bulletins


Questions            Why is Christ our Hope?

                                            What is the end of Human Desire?

                                            Will we grow in the Spirit?

                                            What is contemplation?

                                            How do we attain to the Vision of God?

                                            If God is all powerful and all loving, why is there suffering? 

                                            How does our Church order its life?

                                            Why should funerals be in churches?



Bible Studies


The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto... (Feb/March 2007)

Gospel of St. John (March, April, June, July 2006)

Gospels, Epistles and Apostles (Introduction to the New Testament) (February 2006)

Patriarchs, Providence and Papyrus (Introduction to the Old Testament) (November 2005)

Harvest Ingathering of Grapes (Fall 2005) photos

You are Blessed (The Beatitudes) (Summer 2005)

I am the Vine, my Father is the Vinedresser (Eastertide 2005)

The Exodus   (Lent 2005)

Understanding and Praying the Psalms (Advent 2004 and Epiphany 2005)



Lectures (mp3 audio files can be heard on the Lectures webpage)

        A Voyage through Paradise with the Rev. Dr. Robert Crouse (July & August 2007)                           

      Ascending Mount Purgatory with the Rev. Dr. Robert Crouse  (July & August 2006) 

      Lectures on Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy by the Rev. Dr. Robert Crouse (January 2006)



Vacation Bible Schools for Children


      Summer 2007  - "God's Loving Commands" - August at Rissers Beach in Petite Riviere


      Summer 2006  - "Prayin' at the Beach" - August at Rissers Beach in Petite Riviere click for details

                                      (here is the Curriculum developed by Benjamin Lee  )


      Summer 2005  - July at the Westside United Church in Pentz click for details

                                    - August at Rissers Beach in Petite Riviere click for details






Baptism Preparation


      Baptism Preparation by the Rev. Dr. David Smith



Confirmation Preparation


      The Catechism

      The Ten Commandments - Introduction and Commentary - D. G. Phillips



Marriage Preparation


       St. Augustine's Treatise On the Good of Marriage

       The Homily on Matrimony ( from the Second Book of Homilies under the Reign of Elizabeth I )

       Jeremy Taylor: The Marriage Ring; or, the Mysteriousness and Duties of Marriage

       Christian Marriage: The Primacy of Forgiveness - D. G. Curry

       Marriage Preparation Presentation - On Christian Marriage - D. G. Phillips



Celibacy / Chastity




Core Doctrine


       Holy Scripture

       The Three Creeds

       The Ecumenical Councils (or a summary)

       The Book of Common Prayer

       The Thirty-Nine Articles

       The Homilies

       The Anglican Church of Canada's relation to that core doctrine: The Solemn Declaration





Papers on Various Subjects


         Bible    - On Mysticism Attributed to the Fathers - Tract 89 Tracts for the Times - John Keble

                      - Scripture as the Rule and Ultimate Standard of Faith - G.W.A. Thorne

                      - Allegory and Interpretation - T.H. Curran 


        Prayer   - Heavenly Avarice - The Theology of Prayer - R.D. Crouse

                        - St. Gregory the Great on Contemplation (excerpt from Moralia on Job)



           Holy Baptism - Scriptural Views of Holy Baptism -Tract 67 Tracts for the Times - E.B. Pusey

           Holy Communion 

                                       - The Biblical and Patristic Foundations of Anglican Sacramentalism as understood by

                                          the English Reformers - R. D. Crouse - (or as a Word Document)

                                       - Commentary on the Prayer Book Communion Service - R.D. Crouse

                                       - On Eucharistic Adoration (the full paper is not yet online) - John Keble

                                       - The Holy Eucharist a Comfort to the Penitent - E.B. Pusey

                                       - Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer - J.H. Blunt



           Prayer Book  - Anglican Spirituality and the Book of Common Prayer - R.D. Crouse


           Lectionary     - The Lectionary: The Heart of the Prayer Book System - R.D. Crouse

                                   - The Rationale of the Trinity Season Lectionary - D.G. Phillips



             Christian Ethics and the Vision of God - Conclusion of Brampton Lectures - K.E. Kirk


             Presentation to the Diocesan Intentional Listening Exercise on Human Sexuality - D.G. Phillips
click for preferred format: Word Document / PDF File


             Report of the Primates' Theological Commission on the Blessing of Same Sex Unions (St. Michael's Report)


             For Dante's insight into the same question (and at the same time addressing hypocrisy) see:

                                - Cantos XXVI and XXVII of the Purgatorio


     Current Ecclesiastical Issues

              The Windsor Report 2004


              Archbishop's reflections on the Anglican Communion (27th June 2006)



Finally, brothers and sisters,

whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest,

whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,

whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise,

think on these things.

Philippians 4:8




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