Monday, 14 July 2014
On this day
On July 14th 1833, John Keble preached the Assize Sermon at St Mary the Virgin in Oxford - an event which is seen as the beginning of the Oxford Movement and the Catholic Revival in the Church of England, and in Anglicanism more generally.
Today the General Synod of the Church of England seems set to complete its abandonment of that apostolic order which is the visible guarantee of catholicity and apostolicity itself.
[A live video stream from the York Synod is here - when it's working!]
If there is indeed to be a new Oxford Movement, with aims similar, yet in the context of far more dangerous times and cultural currents, to the first, it must begin on this day in 2014.