Episode 69: Unless a Seed Fall
15 June 2021 | Third Tuesday after Pentecost | Eugene, Ore.
Back home after another friend’s ordination and another round of first Masses and festivities, I share with you my reflections on my own upcoming ordination and the beauty and terror of the priesthood. We also discuss the theme of division between brothers in the Silmarillion and the techniques of evil used by Morgoth to achieve the domination he desires. And just what is this “kerygma” you’ve been hearing about, anyway? We unpack the term in this week’s theology segment, with the unlikely help of J.R.R. Tolkien and Fr. Brett Brannen.
Opening music: “Te lucis ante terminum,” hymn for the Office of Compline (ferial tone), arr. Thomas Tallis, sung by the King’s Singers, 2020. All rights reserved.
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