#141 – Tea Troubles and Antipopes


A return to the history of the papacy with a talk about the first antipopes Natalius and Hippolytus as well as some of the antipopes of today. Evelyn Nicholson provides more information about Boy Bishops and other British traditions of the Christmas season. All this plus cold Austrian churches and striving for tastier tea.

Evelyn Nicholson’s Mary In Monmouthshire podcast and her comments about Boy Bishops

We Three Kings by Derek K. Miller’s We Three Kings from Podsafe Music

Picture by David Wilmot

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podcasticon#141 – Tea Troubles and Antipopes



  1. Posted January 13, 2008 at 7:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Show 141 is not downloading. I get the dreaded 404.

  2. Posted January 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    OK. The link is to “…0106008”, when the real name is “….2008”.

  3. sbeshonertor
    Posted January 14, 2008 at 3:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the information, the link has been fixed.

  4. Rob
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 5:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I do not know if you can get this item where you are but it is worth a shot to help with your tea troubles. It is called True Lemon. It is crystallized lemon in little packets or in a shaker. I have used it and it works very well. Check out http://www.truelemon.com

  5. Posted January 27, 2008 at 4:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hey there, Fr. Seraphim –

    As a thorough tea snob myself, I was really excited to hear you talk about how much better loose tea is than teabags. Loose tea doesn’t need to be expensive, though – although some of it is. (I’m in grad school. I have no money. I wouldn’t recommend becoming more poor just because of tea.) However, you might want to peruse UptonTea.com, which is the place I regularly order tea from. They have a really huge selection, and with each order of tea are instructions of how to make it (water temp, how long to brew, how much loose tea per serving, etc.). I notice they also ship internationally. (And if you like Early Grey, you might want to do a search for their Rooibos Earl Grey, which is one of my favorites; it’s herbal, so it’s naturally decaf, and it’s VERY bergamont-y smelling.)


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