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 Land next June. Perhaps this is the time to genuinely say “Next Year in Jerusalem”.
O Key of David
O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;
you open and no one can shut;
you shut and no one can open:
Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,
those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
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