Monthly Archives: December 2007

Eight for 2008

His Grace, Archbishop Cranmer has tagged me to respond to a meme over at his site. His Grace’s eight wishes for 2008 are as follows: 1 There shall be some cataclysm in British politics whereby a general election shall be

Posted in Lighter Things

Happy Christmas

A belated Happy Christmas to everybody. Blogging will be light over the next few days. To keep you busy you might want to head over to the new Global Anglican Future site which has announced a pilgrimage to the Holy

Posted in Anglican Communion, Christmas

Dating Christ’s Birth

At this time of year the usual stuff comes out from anti-Christians arguing that since Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th of December (the Church stole that date from the pagan Saturnalia) the whole Christmas thing is a load of

Posted in General

Letter in Today’s Church Times

Sir, Canon Blyth complains about the “weekly psychological onslaught which is so highly damaging to lesbian, gay and bisexual people”. May I suggest to him and others that it is often when one is in the position of fighting against

Posted in Church of England, Media Appearance, Sexuality

20 Weeks

We are 20 weeks pregnant!! For those who are really interested, we should have another scan on Monday and have more pictures to share with you. In the meantime… Your baby measures about 6.5 inches/ 16.5 centimetres from crown to

Posted in Baruch

Sobering Thoughts…

Watch it all guys.

Posted in Christmas

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God our Saviour, who sent Paulinus to preach and to baptize, and so to build up your Church in this land: grant that, inspired by his example, we may tell all the world of your truth, that with him we may receive the reward you prepare for all your faithful servants; 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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