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    Advent Vespers Homily (Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014)

    Vespers, from the Latin word vesper meaning “evening”, has also an Old English name “evensong”, that is, the song of the evening. Vespers at evening, Lauds in the morning, a night-time or early morning vigil service called Matins, one or more Little Hours during the day, and the bedtime prayer

  • A Saint for Our Time: What We Can All Learn From St. Benedict

    The very first word of St Benedict’s Rule is “Listen”. The aim of the Portsmouth Institute is to hear and ponder together the good news of Christ and to proclaim it to the world which needs and is unconsciously waiting for it.

  • Meet Christopher Fisher, Our New Executive Director

    Ideas have consequences. Today, secular leaders define the ideas that shape our culture. Religious belief, especially Christianity, has been sidelined in academia and the public square. Consider recent legal battles in the Supreme Court that threaten Christian belief and practice, or the silencing of Christian believers at universities, primary schools