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From Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander by Thomas Merton (pp. 207-208) 8th May is Julian’s Day I pray much to have a wise heart, and perhaps the rediscovery of Lady Julian of Norwich will help me. I took her book [...]

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The Westminster Attack

Luke Miller describes how the Church of England responds to an emergency and its aftermath The advice we give in the face of threats of terror is ‘be alert not alarmed’. Now that we have for a period of years [...]

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Coal Pressed into Diamonds

Barry Swain at the diamond jubilee of consecration of the Church of the Resurrection, New York City One of the hallmarks of the catholic faith is how frequently, for the seven sacraments, for sacramental rites, and for ordinary life, we [...]

2018-10-22T12:44:33+00:00May 2017 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Bad Language This month, as we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost, we will hear a great deal about praise, prayer and language. We hear again that lips everywhere should proclaim ‘the name of Jesus which is above [...]

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Holy Thursday

Julian Browning prepares for the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord From the Diary of the Reverend Francis Kilvert: ‘Holy Thursday, 26 May [1870]. The bells ringing for the Ascension. Went to Church with my Father through the sunny [...]

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Love is the Way of the Cross

In this concluding section of his 2017 Chrism Mass sermon, the Bishop of Wakefield calls on us to be examples of love and forgiveness We live in a very inward-looking, self-regarding world. Even the most critical and noble of human [...]

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Training in Righteousness

In this concluding section of his 2017 Chrism Mass sermon, the Bishop of Chichester recalls us to diligence in prayer and the reading of Scripture At ordination we said we would be diligent in prayer and reading Holy Scripture, and [...]

2018-10-22T12:42:25+00:00May 2017 Articles|

‘The Spirit remained on him’

In this sermon, preached at his Chrism Masses in Bristol, Exeter and Lichfield Cathedrals, the Bishop of Ebbsfleet speaks of the Holy Spirit’s presence with Christ and with us, signified by the oil of Chrism   Normally at this celebration [...]

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