Monthly Archives: May 2008

Because of this, the land mourns

Take some time out and listen to this fantastic sermon by Charlie Cleverly of St Aldates, preached last Sunday. Press the play button after reading the Psalm. 1 Hear the word of the LORD, O children of Israel, for the

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Petitioning the Queen

I’ve never done it before, but tonight was the first time. May I suggest that all the UK readers of this blog should engage in this act as a loyal subject. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Buckingham Palace London SW1A

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Married versus Gay Parenting

Here’s some controversial findings from a large study published in the States in 2003. Same-sex couple families The 2000 Census revealed that out of 5.5 million cohabiting couples, about 11 percent were same-sex couples—with slightly more male couples than female.

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It should have won

Miles better than the Russian entry…

Posted in Music

Voting Labour is Un-Christian

Now there’s a provocative blog post title and no mistake, but it’s the view put forward this morning by Cranmer: When is a free vote not a free vote? When it is an issue of conscience and Harriet Harman leads

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“The stars are going out”

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First Week of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Two Final Things

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.
Kontakion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy