Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Shrove Tuesday for Latin Students & Teachers

According to http://en.wikipedia.org, on Shrove Tuesday, at 11 am at Westminster School in London, a verger from the Abbey leads a procession of eager boys into the playground of the school for the Annual Pancake Grease. The school cook, who must be something of an athlete to manage it, tosses a huge pancake, reinforced with horsehair, over a five meter high bar and the boys frantically scramble for a piece. The scholar who emerges from the scrum with the largest piece receives a cash bonus from the Dean. The cook also gets a reward. Were the cook to fail to get the 'pancake' over the bar within 3 tries, he or she would have been booked, or pelted with (rather heavy) Latin primers; it is rumored that this took place on (at least) one occasion.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

St. Andrew's Colloquy & the Problem of Evil

Professor Chris Paul was the guest for the St. Andrew's Colloquy this last Thursday. He lectured on the "Problem of Evil" which is a fairly strong and popular argument against the belief in a Christian God. He presented a Christian Response and took questions from the audience.

Perhaps the High School students at St. Andrew's could fill in some details....

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Regarding Vocation: A Prayer for Every Man in His Work

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who declarest
thy glory and showest forth thy handiwork in the
heavens and in the earth; Deliver us, we beseech thee, in
our several callings, from the service of mammon, that we
may do the work which thou givest us to do, in truth, in
beauty, and in righteousness, with singleness of heart as
thy servants, and to the benefit of our fellow men; for the
sake of him who came among us as one that serveth, thy
Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.