Sebastian Avery Morris

I am a senior in the Religion Department at Temple University, and the sacristan at St Clement's Episcopal Church, an historic Anglo-Catholic parish in Philadelphia.
I am a Christian Socialist and Monarchist, with strong Distributist and Neo-Luddite tendencies. I live in South Philadelphia with my fiancé (wedding in November) Xopher, who is a graphic artist, and our cat Astro. I'm always happy to discuss religion, progressive politics, or LGBTQ issues.

The High Altar and Bishop’s Throne being prepared for last nights Institution of the new rector, the Rev’d Richard C. Alton, with the Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St Michael and All Angels. St Clement’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.

The choir and orchestra were incomparable with Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C, K. 220 (‘Sparrow’), and we were blessed with a moving and memorable sermon by The Rev’d Erika Takacs, SCP, Associate Rector of St Mark’s, Philadelphia.

How would Christ solve modern problems if He were on earth today? For those of my faith there is only one answer. Christ is on earth today; alive on a thousand altars.
— 出典:G.K. Chesterton (via apesoformythoughts)


Genuflection on the Right Knee

  • Before a tabernacle where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved (and when crossing it)
  • Before entering or after exiting your pew at church
  • Before relics of the Passion, ie. the True Cross, the Holy Lance, the Holy Nails
  • Before relics of the Precious Blood
  • Before the Crucifix on Good Friday
  • At the mention of the Incarnation at the Creed (“Et incarnatus est…”) and Last Gospel (“Et Verbum caro factum est”)
  • At the mention of the Incarnation during the Angelus on Saturday evening and on Sunday (“Et Verbum caro factum est”)
  • At the Gospel for the third Mass on Christmas (Prologue of St. John)
  • At the Gospel for the Feast of the Epiphany (“et procidentes adoraverunt eum”)
  • At the Epistle for Palm Sunday, the Invention of the Cross, and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (“ut in nomine Iesu omne genu flectatur caelestium, terrestrium et infernorum”)






A young man and a woman enjoy swimming in flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. I want this.



amazing. reblogging for the 50th time

here i am again reblogging for about the 70th time

Have you ever been to Venice and smelled the canals? This is an excellent way to catch typhoid or at least a very bad staph infection.


Mont Saint-Michel, France

I would love to go back so badly.



One thing I don’t get is how people in rapture movies pick up the Bible and suddenly are experts at literalist evangelical eschatology even though they’ve never touched scripture in their lives and haven’t read a single outside source

Well, Evangelical theology is drawn straight from a literal clear and direct reading of the text, and you need no outside sources to understand it.

So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. Acts 8:30-31


INFPs prefer to engage with the outer world through their intuitive process. This means they come across primarily as “ideas people”. In a quiet and sometimes low-key way INFPs will engage others in discussions about their ideas and projects. Abstract theories attract them greatly and so they will confidently discuss theories and observations on life and all its mysteries. 

Exorcising of cats and small children is however strongly encouraged.


pretty much my work ethic