The View from the Valley
It was my turn to preach this week for the feast of Christ the King. Here’s what I said.
“We do not go to Church; we live in the Church and go into the world”. 1,832 more words
2 days, 12 hours ago
According to the old English saying:
If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again.
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Trace of Dawn
Litha or Midsummer, the summer solstice occurs around June 21st-23rd. It is the celebration of the sun at its strongest. The sun is a symbol of the God, who is also a father. 53 more words
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Beltaine or Beltane is the first day of summer, when the world reflects the ripening of the Earth Mother with creation once again. For this reason, it is a festival that honors mothers. 77 more words
Mabon is the second of three harvest holidays. It is celebrated on the autumn equinox, which makes it a Sabbat. Mabon falls on September 21st-23rd in the northern hemisphere. 103 more words
Here’s the next quarter’s intercessions for you:
2015 Ordinary Time II
While we’re at it, I’ve been here long enough that I’ve done a full year – there may be something on my blogs on… 20 more words
3 months, 1 week ago
Leaven on Earth
It’s the wrong time of year, I know, but I was leafing through some old notes yesterday and rediscovered this poem by Denise Levertov. It’s beautiful, simple, and needs no comment from me. 38 more words
4 months, 1 week ago