I think it must be a more common phenomenon than we readily admit to, but everything this season gets focussed on the Midnight Mass and the services that precede it than Christmas Day itself: we get to the feast of the Nativity with such a sense of relief (and a half-a-regular congregation) that half of […]
Slightly improved for the big screen, this meditation was used for the Communion Antiphon during Midnight Mass, 2007. I did not create the brilliantly subversive flash animation nor did I write Lana Martin’s excellent “We are joined by Angels” but I take responsibility for marrying them together in this subversive communion video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJBN8P9SqHY
Poem by UA Fanthorpe which inspired this short post communion meditation used at Midnight Mass, 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud879mfnEHs Music: Time Passes by Wim Martins from the Soundtrack to The Belly of an Architect
It would appear that good taste has taken a holiday (as the Americans would put it), so it needs a Canadian to point it out. Hurrah for them!
I do a lot of preaching in this season: mainly amongst young people and mainly without a script, which is why so little of it appears documented here. The core of my argument is the line from John: “and the word became flesh and dwelt among us” – for the Incarnation is at the heart […]
Time to put these in your diaries: Sunday January 20th – Stations of the Spirit, St Cuthberts Church, Tangier Road, Copnor, Portsmouth. To mark the reopening of this Church we will be offering the challenging and thought-provoking journey at the meeting place of Tracey Emin and Galatians 5, using MP3 players and powerful, prayerful meditations […]
In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Christmas is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. We know it’s coming because the lights are already up, the trees are in, and because five doors on the advent calendar have been opened, and the […]