The Ermenfrid Penitential: A Serial

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By David W. Peters
Thirteen Iraq War Veterans are on a journey back to Baghdad. Each pilgrim’s tale corresponds to a mysterious medieval penitential, whose author has a story of his own.
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Guest narrator Demetrius Anderson, US Army
Jun 6, 201801:43
11 More Episodes
Guest narrator Demetrius Anderson, US Army
Jun 6, 201801:43
Episode 10: Matthew’s Tale
May 11, 201837:22
Episode 9: Amanda's Tale
Apr 20, 201827:55
Episode 8: James’ Tale
Apr 2, 201842:19
Episode 7: Steve’s “Chaps” Tale
Mar 27, 201842:17
Episode 6: Jennifer’s Tale (with Kristine Otero)
Mar 20, 201847:34
Episode 5: Oscar’s Tale
Mar 11, 201842:57
Episode 4: Jason’s Tale
Mar 9, 201846:56
Episode 3: Christopher’s Tale
Mar 4, 20181:03:34
Episode 2: Michael's Tale
Mar 2, 201859:59
Episode 1: Forword and Opening
Mar 2, 201859:59
Guest narrator Demetrius Anderson, US Army
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01:43
June 22, 2018
Episode 10: Matthew’s Tale
“Those who killed men in the face of resistance while they were foraging for food were to do a year’s penance for each man; that is, they were to be treated as through they had killed men in the battle of Hastings.”
37:22
May 11, 2018
Episode 9: Amanda's Tale
Those who fought as in a public war were assigned a penance of three years by the bishops, out of mercy.
27:55
April 20, 2018
Episode 8: James’ Tale
Those who were prompted merely by personal gain owed the full penance which was appropriate for common homicide.
42:19
April 2, 2018
Episode 7: Steve’s “Chaps” Tale
Clerks and monks who had fought or carried arms were to be dealt with according to the canons of the Church or their rule, as though they had sinned in their own land (s).
42:17
March 27, 2018
Episode 6: Jennifer’s Tale (with Kristine Otero)
Archers who had killed or wounded others, but who, by the nature of their weapons, could not know the number, were to do penance for three Lents.
47:34
March 22, 2018
Episode 5: Oscar’s Tale
Anyone who had not actually struck a man, but, nonetheless, had willed to do so, was to do three days' penance.
42:57
March 11, 2018
Episode 4: Jason’s Tale
Anyone who did not know how many men he had killed or wounded was, at the discretion of his bishop, to do penance for one day a week during the rest of his life, or, if he could, he might redeem his sin by a perpetual alms.
46:56
March 9, 2018
Episode 3: Christopher’s Tale
Anyone who had wounded a man, but did not know whether or not he had killed him, was to do forty days' penance for each man whom he could remember.
1:03:34
March 4, 2018
Episode 2: Michael's Tale
Anyone who knew that he had killed a man was to do one year's penance for each man whom he had killed
59:59
March 2, 2018
Episode 1: Forword and Opening
Opening song, "Lion’s Den" by Stephanie Marterre
59:59
March 2, 2018
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