This is the blog of Stephen Mark Holmes, Priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) and Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh. It is largely concerned with Christian liturgy, theology and history. My publications include Sacred Signs in Reformation Scotland: Interpreting Worship, 1488-1590 (OUP, 2015) and Celebrating Sundays: Reflections from the Early Church on the Sunday Gospels (Canterbury Press, 2012).
All opinions expressed here are personal and not to be taken as those of the SEC or Holy Cross. The blog is called ‘Amalarius’ after the Carolingian liturgist Amalarius of Metz (775-850) who features in Sacred Signs, not because it sounds like ‘I’m hilarious’.