A Prayer for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury

Justin Welby was enthroned today as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. In keeping with ancient tradition Archbishop Welby struck the cathedral door three times before it was opened to him. Evangeline Kanagasooriam [a 17-year-old member of the Anglican Communion] greeted him, saying: ‘We greet you in the name of Christ. Who are you and why do you request entry?’ The Archbishop replied: ‘I am Justin, … Continue reading A Prayer for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury

Evelyn Underhill – Call to the Inner Life

Sometime around 1931 Evelyn Underhill wrote a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang (1928-1942), about the inner life of the clergy. Her concern was that the multiplicity of the clergy’s duties had diminished some priests’ grounding in a life of prayer. Underhill’s concerns are as relevant today, perhaps more so, as they were when she wrote the letter. However, we should not … Continue reading Evelyn Underhill – Call to the Inner Life

Growing in Prayer: The Holy Week Lectures of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has offered three Holy Week lectures on Growing in Prayer as follows: Lecture 1: The Early Church Lecture 2: Reformers, Catholic and Protestant; and Lecture 3: The Quest for God in the Modern Age. All three lectures are available on the Archbishop’s website. Continue reading Growing in Prayer: The Holy Week Lectures of the Archbishop of Canterbury