Author Archives: Petter

About Petter

Demi-Norwegian Swede in Oxford. Rather churchy type.

Word Of The Week: Courage

WORD OF THE WEEK: COURAGE Homily preached at Choral Eucharist 9 November 2017 Hertford College Chapel, Oxford Readings: 1 Thess 2, S John 16 (NRSV) Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, … Continue reading

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Homily Ss Crispin & Crispinian

HOMILY PREACHED ON THE FEAST OF Ss CRISPIN AND CRISPINIAN,  Wednesday 25th October 2017 Chapel of the Resurrection, Pusey House, Oxford Readings: Job 33, S Luke 7.36-end  Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom … Continue reading

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Saint Luke – Physician of the Soul

HOMILY PREACHED AT SECOND EVENSONG OF THE FEAST OF ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST Wednesday 18 October 2017 Chapel of the Resurrection, Pusey House, Oxford Readings: Ecclus. 38.1-14, Col. 4.7-end Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the … Continue reading

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Homily for Harvest Festival 2017

Short homily preached at the Vigil Mass on 30th September 2017 (Vigil for the Harvest Festival) at St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford. Readings: Deut 26.1-4, Gal 6.6-10, S Luke 12.13-21. “Take heed, and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life … Continue reading

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Review: The Lindchester Chronicles by Catherine Fox

Just before I left for Walsingham I treated myself to the trilogy of books known as the Lindchester Chronicles, by Catherine Fox, author and wife of the new Bishop of Sheffield. The trilogy is set in the fictional diocese of … Continue reading

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History goes in circles

I’m told by social media that today was the day in 2015 when the Swedish population register registered me as living in Sweden again, after 2 years in London. It is very fitting then, to have signed the forms telling … Continue reading

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Holiday in retrospect

Last week I was on a much needed holiday to Walsingham and London. Walsingham is a small village in Norfolk famous for its Shrine of Our Lady. In 1061, a pious English noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, had an apparition of … Continue reading

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