Monthly Archives: December 2011


This poem concludes a trilogy of poems over the last three¬†Christmases. For 2009 and 2010 see Myrrh and Frankincense. —– All I have wanted for two years and three months is treasure; Not wrapped and buried in a chest under

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And on the Lighter Side

This is perfect!

Posted in Christmas, Lighter Things, Music

Happy Christmas

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Is Christmas Just Pagan?

Gosh no! Great piece from, of all places, a pagan forum. First of all, based on a more careful reading of the nativity stories, as found in the New Testament, it is very unlikely that the historical Jesus was born

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The Hobbit

A year away and already I’m getting excited.

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Chanukkah and Advent

For reasons I’ve outlined before, I’m convinced that Chanukkah is the correct timing for the Annunciation. So whilst there is no compulsion for Christians to celebrate Jewish festivals, it’s not wrong to do so and it might actually be worthwhile

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Paulinus of York
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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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