Monthly Archives: November 2006

As you do

A number of observations: Tomorrow is the first of December That’s a long way from the first of January Having finally watched this week’s Torchwood, I want to put off mind-reading for as long as possible Ikea officially serve the

Posted in Lighter Things

Daddy Cool

Some nice stuff on Patristics from the Way of the Fathers: The Fathers of the Church are a select group of early Christian teachers, usually numbered around a hundred. The Church has long revered them and given them a privileged

Posted in Patristics, Tradition

JCBs forever

Remember last year’s JCB song that made it to number one at Christmas? Here’s a fantastic video of Nizlopi doing the song live.

Posted in Lighter Things

World AIDS Day

Tomorrow is World AIDS day. For some reading this that might stir very little in you. In this country at least HIV/AIDS has been perceived as a disease of promiscuity, largely but not in any sense exclusively amongst the gay

Posted in HIV, Wholeness

Come back Glen Campbell, all is forgiven

I can’t decide yet whether this little tune, out on Monday, is absolutely brilliant or altogether the other end of the spectrum.

Posted in Lighter Things

SORry, that’s going too far

There is a huge amount of fuss in the UK papers at the moment about the impending implementation of the new Sexual Orientation Regulations. The regulations, being pushed through to begin in Northern Ireland on the 1st January and at

Posted in Identity, Sexuality, UK Politics

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Edward the Confessor
Sovereign God, who set your servant Edward upon the throne of an earthly kingdom and inspired him with zeal for the kingdom of heaven: grant that we may so confess the faith of Christ by word and deed, that we may, with all your saints, inherit your eternal glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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