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Been a long time…

It has been a long time since the last post. That title, by the way, is a quotation from the immortal song, ‘Little Donkey’! Soon the vicar in charge of this parish where I am training, will be leaving for … Continue reading

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Praying and Playing

Much has been written, by scholars, about the connection between religious activity, liturgy and rites; and humanity’s propensity to ‘play’. Sometimes helpful anthropological connections are drawn, about the way in which human beings communicate, build internal models to make sense … Continue reading

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From whom all holy desires –

‘O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also … Continue reading

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Soul music

Qui cantat bis orat -‘He who sings, prays twice‘, to paraphrase that great and rather troubled theologian, Augustine of Hippo. Here at the College of the Resurrection, as part of our daily prayer, we join with the monastic Community every … Continue reading

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Through the veil

Sitting in Evensong yesterday, singing the psalms, an image came to me of what our mortal life is like… the image was of all of us singing together in our rows, each with a long grey veil over our heads…  … Continue reading

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Walking to the Oasis

My spiritual director here at college said to me ‘all prayer is a journey’, and I believed him… because he is a wise old chap who prays fulltime as a vocation, and he looks like one of the Desert Fathers: … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Work

A follow up to ‘The Work of Prayer’ By nature, I’m one of life’s ‘do-gooders’, pathologically helpful, the one in the crowd who doesn’t seem to have psychological immunity to other people’s problems, not a busy-body quite… but a ubiquitously … Continue reading

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