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The Journey Home

We travelled back in a great rush telling everyone we met along the way about the child, everyone that is except Herod. Some scoffed at us when we told them. Not because they didn’t want it to be true, for they were among those who had been waiting, counted themselves among the promised stars.  No…

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Epiphany Tryptic

They followed that celestial light – that unnumbered caravan – until they reached the place where Light still stronger shone. There on bended knee, they laid. Gold for a babe not born a Prince, yet King of all. Revealed heaven, with earth and hay his humble throne. Frankincense. praise for an infant. Thanksgiving not only for a…

A Time for Everything

There is something about this time of year with the Magi having visited and the Holy Family not having made it to the Temple yet, it is almost as if it is another waiting time, about the same length as Advent yet somehow it slips by in quiet a different way, almost unnoticed.  (Yes I…

Onward

A dream. Another angel, another journey. This time escape, to a strange land. Peace at last? This modern sculpture is behind the choir in Beverly Minster.  For something made of such hard static materials like metal and glass it conveys such movement and haste.  The figures appear to be looking back as they hurry ever…

Epiphany Angel

I consider myself most fortunate indeed to posses a very early lithograph of Edward Burne-Jones’ “Star of Bethlehem”.  While this means it doesn’t have the colour of the original it is still, to my mind, exquisite and I can happily waste time looking at it, the detail is delicious and so intricate, and from my…

The Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles

I always think that the Book of Common Prayers grand title for today, The Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, is rather wonderful.  To me it speaks of something far bigger than the Magi as indeed it should.  From the 5th Century the Magi traditionally arrived on 12th night the evening of the 5th of…