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Letters to AO

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Letters from 10 to 16 September 2012

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'What can our God think of us?'

I wonder whether God is having a belly laugh or wringing his hands as he reads your Anglican/Episcopalian articles. I know I am in both those states of mind.

I know that both the Orthodox and Roman churches are in scattered mind as well as us, but it's still embarrassing to see our House lose it's way in such an incredible destructuring. It was such a long haul since the 1500s to get us settled. We have had such beautiful traditions. We have made our way to God in a way of conversation and compromise and consent. Now we battle in acrimony and the sundering of parish after parish. No wonder my children have decided it is too silly and useless to attend a riven house of God.

What can our God think of us?

J. C. Eriksen
Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Cartersville, Georgia
Blairsville, Georgia, USA
10 September 2012

Oregonians? Italians? We're talkin' to you!

I have two requests. First, I’m searching for a high church, somewhere in the northwesern United States. For some reason, when I ask about a sung high mass, people here behave as if I were speaking a foreign language! (OK, the Oregon coast is a little unsophisticated, but really!)

If there is no such thing to be found in the northwest, can anyone give me a web address where I can at least watch a sung high Mass on holidays?

Secondly, can anyone tell me from what the wonderfully ominous Latin chant played during the credits of the TV series “The Borgias” comes? I have combed through all my Gregorian sources and can find nothing.

Thanks very much for any help you can give!

Ann Browning
North Bend, Oregon, USA
13 September 2012

Editors note: If you can assist, send your replies to and we'll forward your responses to Ann Browning. Thanks!

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