Day: November 11, 2015

The Revd Canon Nancy Charton, South Africa’s first female priest, has died

Via ACNS: The Revd Canon Nancy Charton, the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in South Africa, has died. “I remember Nancy fondly from when I served in St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg,” the Primate of Southern Africa, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, said. “She was a pioneering woman, whose whole life was committed …

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Speaking to the Soul: Martin of Tours

I had not realized until now how much St Martin’s historical feast day had been a part of the development of our tradition of Advent. From the late 4th century through the middle ages, St Martin’s day on November 11th, marked the beginning of 40 days of fasting through to Epiphany on the 6th of January.