Tag Archives: Jesus

Faith and Religion

I found myself responding to someone’s post on a social media site… a friend of a friend was lamenting bitterly the gulf, as she saw it, between faith and religion… “Jesus was against religion” she wrote, “faith and religion have … Continue reading

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Ripples from the deep

As I approach my ordination to the priesthood, I am surrounded by occasions for reflection; really I feel like I am in the middle of a place where ripples cross over one another and water does strange things… If you’ve … Continue reading

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Temptation

Did you know: the word ‘companion’ comes from the Latin, ‘com  panis’… ‘with bread’ -one with whom one shares bread… ? When I went to University, I was already a committed Christian, and, coming from fairly strict parents (though not … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes –

It is amazing and delightful the speed with which small children make friends… Yesterday my little girl made friends with another little girl, effectively just because they were both there, and both just about as ‘little’ as each other… after … Continue reading

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A New Commandment

Today Christians of many denominations are celebrating Maundy Thursday… Jesus Christ’s entry to Jerusalem was celebrated by crowds on Palm Sunday, and the Gospel account continues through the week, as Jesus taught in the temple and spoke to his disciples … Continue reading

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Holy Week… Palm Sunday

This evening the celebration of Holy Week begins here at Mirfield. Holy Week is the most important week in the Christian Calendar, as it recalls the week in the Gospel narratives, in which Jesus Christ made his entry to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Liturgical Accoutrements

Cassock and scapular, alb and black shoes, Chasuble, thurible, acolyte twos, Crucifer, thurifer, server and Pres. Gospeller, liturgist (do what he says), Boatman and batman, precentor and choir, Incense and stoles and some charcoal for fire, Bell, Book and Candle, … Continue reading

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