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Journey To Calvary: Jesus’ Cross, Theology and Historical Contexts

The death of Jesus cannot be separated from His Resurrection.  It is in the light of the Resurrection that the Crucifixion becomes a sign of victory.  As we move towards Holy Week  I would like to present images and commentaries … Continue reading

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Say It With Mary’s Flowers

Ancient people articulated and made sense of their lives through the powerful use of symbols.  We sometimes forget that Christianity, while creating its unique symbols,  absorbed such symbols always adding the dimension of faith. In Christian symbolism the essence of … Continue reading

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Before We Leave the Crib

One of the most beautiful pieces of music is Hector Berlioz’s L’enfant du Christ, and especially L’adieu des bergers à la sainte famille  While a prayer, it also a statement of hope for the shepherds and more importantly for the … Continue reading

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For Unto Us A Child Is Born

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Still, Still, Still.

     

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas

Benjamin Britten wrote the cantata Saint Nicolas in 1948 for the centennial celebrations of Lancing College in Sussex.  Here are two excerpts. The first, ‘The Birth of Nicholas’ and the second, ‘Nicholas Comes to Myra and Is Chosen as Bishop.” … Continue reading

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The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended

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