Archive for November, 2011

Episode 165: Agnus Dei, Nunc Dimittis, and the Druids

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The Manly Doctors discuss the backstory to “Now Thank We All Our God” as well as the Agnus Dei and Nunc Dimittis of the Liturgy.  Donofrio talks about his upcoming cruise and there is a lively debate over whether Rowan Williams really is a Druid.  Add a bit of Thanksgiving and Advent, shake, pour over ice, and you have some vintage GW.

Music Credits:

“Now Thank We All Our God” – Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, cond.

“Stonehenge” – Spinal Tap

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

“Turkish Delight” – Don Tiki

“Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending”

Episode 164: Nasal Thanksgivings

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The Manly Doctors of Divinity discuss the words surrounding the Words of Institution, the place of the Agnus Dei, sacramental and sacrificial presider positions before the altar along with elevations, liturgical gestures and the proper and reverent disposition of the reliquia.

Oh, and a stirring rendition of “Thank the Lord” on nasal bagpipes.

Music creds:

“Thank the Lord” – Jason Kaspar

“Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” – Barry White

“Mack the Knife”- Bobby Darin

Glenn Miller Band

Episode 163: Bronze Age Reliquia

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Prompted by a listener Skype call, the Manly Doctors discuss Bronze Age Lutheranism along with liturgy and liberalism and the dangers of binge listening to The God Whisperers.  After an interlude of soporific elevator music, they revisit the Sanctus and the Our Father with a final riff on the handling of reliquia.

Music credits:

Mohammad Rafi – Jaan Pehechaan Ho
Munir Nurettin Beken - Makam Suzidil: Pesrev
Relaxing Instrumental Jazz Academy – Zen
Boney James – Soft

Episode 162: Ska-Metal Sanctus Typologies

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Ancient church typologies, a revisit to Family Radio, MDD Donofrio’s liturgical innovations, and a detailed discussion of the Preface, Proper Preface and Sanctus of the Liturgy along with Mrs. Miller, the Ramones, and a Ska-Metal version of “Jesus is a Friend of Mine” from a Finnish listener.  Who says we don’t bring content?


“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Andy Rehfeldt

“Sweet Pea” and “A Lover’s Concerto” – Mrs. Miller

“What a Wonderful World” – The Ramones

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Sonseed

Liturgical bits from Liturgy Audio Files.