Just finished tomorrow’s sermon for the Baptism Service (“Don’t be Guilty in Christ” – Col 2:13-15) and I’m reminded that there’s loads of people put there (and in church tomorrow morning with the baptismal parties) who don’t know Christ and are still guilty outside of him. Makes me want to play this again…
Augustine of Canterbury
whose servant Augustine was sent as the apostle
of the English people:
grant that as he laboured in the Spirit
to preach the gospel of Christ in this land,
so all who hear the good news
may strive to make your truth known in all the world;
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.
Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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.
Kontakion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy