Reformed Churchmen

We are Protestant, Calvinistic and Reformed Prayer Book Churchmen and Churchwomen. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; in 2012, we also remembered the 450th anniversary of Mr. (Bp., Salisbury) John Jewel's sober, scholarly, Protestant, and Reformed defense An Apology of the Church of England. In 2013, we remember the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. You will not hear these things in modern outlets for Anglican advertisement. Confessional Churchmen keep the "lights burning in the darkness." Although Post-Anglicans with sorrow (and contempt for many, especially the leaders), we maintain learning, faith, hope and reading. Mr. (Rev. Dr. Prof.) James Packer quipped and applied this specific song for muddler-Manglicans: Our book of the month, July 2014 is the Rev. Dr. Wayne Pearce's "John Spottiswoode: Jacobean Archbishop and Statesman" at: Also, our book of the month for Aug 2014 is Mr. Underhile's "The Church's Favorite Flower: A Patristic Study of the Doctrines of Grace," a handy little volume at: We've added Mr. Underhile's anti-Marcionite and Reformed "Comfort in Chaos: A Study in Nahum" as the book of the month for September 2014 at: We're still Prayer Book Churchmen, but we have "articles of faith" paid for by blood.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

6 Apr 2012: Live from King's College, Cambridge

Available for five days beyond the date of this post.

Live from King's College, Cambridge
Presented by Martin Handley

Music for Good Friday by Palestrina, James MacMillan and John Tavener sung by the world famous college chapel choir who are joined by the Britten SInfonia

James MacMillan's profoundly moving meditation on Christ's last words has rapidly taken its place as a modern classic. It is partnered by the Renaissance master, Palestrina's intense setting of the Stabat Mater: Mary, mother of Jesus's lament at the foot of the Cross and John Tavener's setting of the Good Friday Reproaches: "O my people, what have I done to you?" The expressive solo cello and serene strings present unwavering faith against the sound and fury of the timpani.

MacMillan: Kiss on Wood
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
Tavener: Popule Meus
MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross

King's College Choir,
Guy Johnston (cello),
Britten Sinfonia,
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

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