…are open. As I sit here, loaded on caffeine, three friends are starting the stations. I pray that they may be fruitful… Pictures to follow.
Up to my eyeballs in MP3 players, loading on the stations, laminate cards and piles of material for the actual stations themselves. I must be mad is the only conclusion I can draw. But it [and the Blesséd worship which is the night before promises to be highly stimulating and challenging. This is on top […]
In the sixth century, Pope Gregory handed down a list of “seven cardinal vices.” Now the Vatican has issued an additional seven “social sins.” You offend God not only by stealing, taking the Lord’s name in vain or coveting your neighbor’s wife, but also by wrecking the environment, carrying out morally debatable experiments that manipulate […]
In the powerful Easter Vigil Liturgy we move from darkness into light, from death to life. My words normally just clutter this beauty, so this year, less will have to make do as more… In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Alleluia! Christ is risen! He […]
Ponder the rich wisdom offered to us in an ancient homily for Holy Saturday, the name of the author of which is sadly lost in the midst of time. The early believers had a profound grasp of the drama of our salvation played out before them in the liturgy, and better than hearing my words […]
I can’t understand why I have not uploaded this video before. I keep thinking “it’s about time I did something new for the most important prayer in the Church” and then I never do. This Groove Armada track is probably at the heart of what Blesséd stands for. I will never forget a young person […]
The kudos for the Liturgy goes to Mother Carrie, who combined my hack of John 17 into a Preface and extended it with a prayer of consecration from the Old Catholic Rite. The music comes from Sue Wallace. You will have to figure out how the words and the images fit together, but the secret […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqhRZdqp9_c The next Blesséd Video is for the Word – a simple but (I hope) powerful rendition of John 3:16 and it eternal message.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47TJwmX_L0 Relax your body… Open your mind… Engage your spirit… This is the house of God Prepare to worship. Life is an indescribable gift Our worship is a celebration of that gift (And of the giver) In our worship we have rediscovered God’s marvellous affirmation of life. Tonight we invite you to bring all that […]
Here I sit in the local sixth form college: door open and no-one in sight. It’s not like University where there is an endless circuit of life-amid-the-lectures but here it is like a normal school, except with pink hair: pink hair everywhere. So, between lessons it is deathly quiet, and I await the mad rush […]