On the traditional Advent crown or Advent wreath, the first three candles are purple, colour of royalty and, we are told, penitence.
The association with royalty is familiar and fairly obvious. 534 more words
At St Bartholomew’s, my second parish, we celebrated Fr Charlie Martin’s 20 years of service while Bp Dorsey McConnell was there to visit. At St Francis we enjoyed a typical Sunday service. 66 more words
Two voices emerge for the reader during this extended lament. A sad David seems to be suffering from a degenerative illness. Yet in the midst of distress and weariness, his Voice 1 can yet find a peaceful and somehow comforting image for his isolation and worry: 510 more words