My letter to the Times – sent but not published

Lord Hylton

The Pope in Jerusalam

Your scribes and editors should know that “mass” is not “delivered” like a commodity, in Manger Square or anywhere else.  The eucharist is celebrated by pope or priest with the faithful.  It is a thanksgiving with praise, for the life, death and resurrection of Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit descends on the offerings, in a way similar to the descent, which caused the Incarnation of the Son of God.



5 comments for “My letter to the Times – sent but not published

  1. maude elwes
    02/06/2014 at 10:39 am
  2. Senex
    03/06/2014 at 6:45 pm

    “Sent but not published.” Sounds a bit like Blog Moderation?

    Ref: Common Declaration signed by Pope Francis and Bartholomew I

  3. Howell of Trent Valley
    03/06/2014 at 7:19 pm

    Its interesting how the BBC also assumes the same editing responsibilities as the Times has done for Lord Hylton, which is a pity.

    I look at the Secular Order of St John, founded in the 12thCE
    and the Secular Order of St Francis (white robed not brown)
    and wish that the two very distinct historico-religious organisations were not so very different.

    The Order of St John [(Clerkenwell) order of policemen’s Freemasonry] is a dull imitation of the ancient Order of Hospitallers, and some amazing Commandery history that I
    have been researching recently, dating back to the Crusades and early Pilgrimages, goes completely unnoticed by the English historian.

    I regret the women priests and the gays of the CofE/anglican communion. I am no longer CofE,thanks to that, although acknowledged to be a collateral branch of Henry 7th, from Hywel Gam, himself a campaigning Crusader of the third crusade.

    My main pleasure in life is the Sung Bible of the monasteries, so much beautiful work, of which the Anglican Cathedrals excel too. Pete Seeger’s good though! Ha!Ha!Ha!

    Editing my post on the subject of Jihad is more local to Lord Noon’s subject. Jihad means Struggle, of whichever sort. Most religions of the world have similar invocations. Islamic jihad?
    So what?

  4. Honoris Causa
    03/06/2014 at 7:56 pm

    Christian Jihad (ie struggle) is probably the struggle with conscience, by comparison between the two world faiths.

  5. Franksummers3ba
    12/06/2014 at 11:11 pm

    Lord Hylton,

    I do appreciate your holism in the old since (meaning roughly apparent sincerity) as regard many of your Christian statements. There are of course countless issues of significance such as His Holiness Pope Francis inviting the leaders of Palestine’s government and the Israeli head of government to pray with him. I believe you have ventured into similar dialogue. I believe however, that as a Peer showing that you care about the real spiritual details at the level we call “the nitty gritty” in casual speech is crucial. No religious dialogue, nor open and informed opinion which is closed to such concerns is worth a hill of beans in the end. Straw men cannot sustain any peace. The concerns of Honoris Causa are likewise sincere and come from a place of personal devotion. Maude Elwes has provided a link to the moving words on Christian Unity.

    Having known giants of the RC clergy, of the South American Roman Catholic Clergy and of the Jesuit order it is easy for me to see all those marks on the words the Holy Father shares which Maude Elwes has cited. But in the letter of of Peer of the UK I find the same sentiments underlying a different expression.

    So we see the two men deeply rooted in their own Christian experience can labor for unity in the whole Body of Christ but despite your stature and his there is a tendency to belittle such rooted-ness in the realities of faith even today. It may actually be less of a prejudice than in the fifties or just after but it endures. However, Christianity without the elements you cry out for is really what — exactly?

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