Fleming Rutledge is a preacher and teacher known throughout the US, Canada, and parts of the UK. She is the author of eight books, all from Eerdmans Publishing. Her most recent book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, is the product of the work of a lifetime and is being described as a new classic on the subject.
One of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, she served for fourteen years on the clergy staff at Grace Church on Lower Broadway at Tenth Street, New York City.
Fleming and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009 and have two daughters and two grandchildren. She is a native of Franklin, Virginia.
Ruminations: Doctrine in blissful form
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Doctrine in blissful formHeard at St Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York City on the second Sunday of Christmas, this marvellous distillation of the Chalcedonian Definition in gorgeous musical form, composed by Adrian Willaert (c. 1490-1562):
Mirabile mysterium declaratur hodie,
Deus homo factus est;
id quod fuit, permansit,
et quod non erat, assumpsit,
non commixtionem passus neque divisionem.
A wondrous mystery is declared today,
an innovation is made upon nature;
God is made man;
That which he was, he remains;
And that which he was not, he takes on,
Suffering neither commixture nor division.
Some things do not improve. Has anyone in recent hymn-writing (let alone “praise music”) done anything like this for us lately? But then, it all sounds so much better in Latin…
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