Engaging with Holy Week

One of the great privileges of worshipping in St Albans Cathedral is the wonderful liturgy and music throughout the year. Holy Week provides such variety – the joyful entry behind a donkey; the pauses to reflect; then the roller coaster ride of the Triduum – the time from the evening of Maundy Thursday to the […]

BigRead13 Day 45 : Beloved

Today’s #bigread13 post can be found here. john 15:16: You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. Hard to find words for today, so I’ll just leave […]

BigRead13 Day 44 : Minds

Today’s #BigRead13 post can be found here. Today we’re asked to think on Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. And with it a snippet from C S […]

BigRead13 Day 42 : Colour

Day 42’s #BigRead13 post can be found here. 2 Corinthians 4:4 is today’s reading: In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. In today’s excerpt from The […]

BigRead13 Day 41 : Real?

Day 41’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here. 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 was today’s reading – I’m not pasting it here as it’s a little long but go read it here if you like. From The Silver Chair we have someone wondering what if Aslan and Narnia weren’t real, but deciding they’d be on […]

BigRead13 Day 40 : Happiness

Day 40’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here. 2 Corinthians 5:5 today: He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. And with it a thought from Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. God can make us happy, but only through God – because […]

BigRead13 Day 39 : Worry

Day 39’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:34 Today’s extract from The Screwtape Letters reminds us that worry and anxiety keeps us from God.  We’re asked how worry features in our […]

BigRead13 Day 38 : Blood

Day 38’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, with the sprinkling of the ashes of a heifer, sanctifies those who have been defiled so that their flesh is purified, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, […]

BigRead13 Day 37 : Adventure

Day 37’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here. Today we learn of the call to adventure Jesus issued to his disciples in Matthew 4:18-22: 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And […]

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