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Saints and Martyrs of England

At home I have an icon of Christ surrounded by six saints and martyrs of Britain, the men and women who first brought the Gospel to this country. It reminds me of those who went before me in this country

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Jade and Jesus

I was going to blog this afternoon on Jade Goody, but Cranmer has beaten me to it with this brilliant piece: Nothing has become Jade Goody more than the manner in which she is leaving the world. Cranmer has known

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You have got to be kidding!!!!

I’m sure many of you have seen this already, but here’s today’s amazing story from the Telegraph. Emphasis added. Mrs Cain sent a private email to close friends to ask for prayers for her daughter after she was called into

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St Stephen

Gracious Father, who gave the first martyr Stephen    grace to pray for those who took up stones against him: grant that in all our sufferings for the truth we may learn to love even our enemies and to seek forgiveness

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All Saints Video

A number of people have emailed asking for me a link to the video I did for All Saints a few years ago. Though it is low quality, there are currently three ways to get the video. i) Go to

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Standing by the Faithful

Let me interrupt my holiday just to bring you this quote (which may very likely have read elsewhere) “In the United States, although someone may be charged with an offence, they have a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Any

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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