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in the merry month of may: notes on festivals and the lust for liveliness

I think I will always have a longing for more fairs and festivals. I would be beyond thrilled to live in a world in which there are communal festivities once a month, complete with music, performance, dancing, prayer and feasting. 1,292 more words


Averting Anger - Part 1 of 2

The remedies against anger are: 1. To forestall its movements, if possible, or at least to cast them aside quickly, by turning the thoughts to something else. 191 more words


A historical injustice

“I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do”

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The Day of Resurrection

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad!
The passover of gladness,
The passover of God!
From death to life eternal,
From earth unto the sky, 110 more words


Faith of our fathers

Everyone whose ancestors lived in these islands before 1538 is descended from Catholic stock. Quite when my forefathers gave up their Catholic faith is unknown, but as they came from a part of the border with Wales where Catholicism proved hard to extirpate, I would like to think it took some time; but however long or short the time, they did what most English and Welsh people did in the end – they went with what the State wanted – even if, as early as the late seventeenth century they were no longer conforming with Anglican practice. 930 more words


Here I am to Worship - Lyrics

The Cross – We are saved by the Cross.  Christ’s Love has no bounds.    He saved You and Me.    In gratitude we Christians are called to Bow Down to Christ for we were bought with a price.