Venerable

Today marks the feast day of the Venerable Bede, an Anglo-Saxon monk who died on Ascension Day (26 May) in the year 735. The day on which the Church remembers Bede has moved around over the course of history, in part as Augustine of Canterbury was already commemorated in the...

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Communion of life

So he [Jesus] came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints...

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Daring to ask

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: ‘What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?’ They said to him, ‘The son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying,  “The Lord...

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Cathedral Choir Back!

Our choir has been working hard behind the scenes to find ways of keeping active and in good voice during this lockdown period. Recording their parts individually, we have managed to ‘regroup’ across the ether for our first virtual choir project. You can enjoy the video below, and keep your...

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Prayers for all people

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to...

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The Hope of Dry Land

“By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.” Genesis 8:13   This morning was not the first...

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Monreale and Montreal : Two Arks

When I was flipping through a book a couple of weeks into the pandemic lock-down I found a postcard tucked inside. It was bought when Jane and I visited the 12th century cathedral of Monreale in Palermo, Sicily, and gazed awestruck at the mosaics made of gold and coloured glass...

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Managing Human Resources

For the Feast of Saint Matthias on May 14 our readings at the Offices touch on the need to replace failed leadership. Matthias was chosen by lot to complete the number of the Twelve after Judas’ betrayal and suicide. The scripture which describes the selection of Matthias, following Jesus’ Ascension...

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