Theology is best contemplated in tweed while sipping tea. Scotch is an acceptable substitute when debating theology with another, as scotch ought never to be drunk alone.

I am a Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Calgary, ordained on the Feast of S. Alban, the Protomartyr of Britain, 22 June 2019. In August 2019 I began a two-year appointment as the Curate at All Saints, Cochrane. I  completed my Master of Divinity at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, an Anglo-Catholic seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, after having started my theological studies at Ambrose University in Calgary. This blog is a repository of homilies, theological musings, reflections and quotations of the Church Fathers and other Christian luminaries.

While I often express my orientation as Anglo Catholic, perhaps a more accurate expression is that of Evangelical Catholic: a Catholic Christian under the primacy of Holy Scripture as God’s word written. I have a high view of the Word of God, a high view of Christ’s Church and a high view of his Sacraments. Throughout my life, my family has dealt with mental and physical disabilities, which has directed some of my theological research towards the nature of the person, and I hope much of my theological reflection will focus on issues of the person, our inherent worth and dignity and to challenge the commodification of life which seems rather prevalent in modern Western society.

The opinions, and heresies, expressed here are my own.

A portrait on the occasion of my ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons, the Feast of S. Stephen the Protomartyr, observed the 3rd of August, 2018.

Fr. Matthew
The Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2018