Archive for December 2010

II Christmas

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child, bye-bye, lully lullay. O sisters, too, how may we do / for to preserve this day/ this poor youngling for whom we sing / bye-bye lully lullay? Herod the King, in his raging charged he hath this day / his men of might, in his own sight/ all young…

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Take Joy!

I salute you. I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got. But there is much, very much, that while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today.Take heaven!…

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Christmas Eve 2010

Welcome to our celebration of this most amazing night. Celebrating a birth that reveals that all creation and life is holy. The beginning again of hearing the angels’ song of hope for Peace on Earth – peace in our families, peace in our communities, peace in the world. The helpless infant in the manger at…

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O Holy NIght – sung in Navajo

A Christmas Card with Jana Mashonee’s rendition of “O Holy Night” in Navajo. It is accompanied by appropriate winter scenery on Navajo land featuring original artwork by Daniel Tate. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas story

Kids enact the Christmas story like you have not seen before. thanks to Episcopal Café

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

We have an olive wood carving of Mary, Joseph and Jesus and the donkey – headed to Egypt – given to us by my mother from her travels to Israel and Egypt. I wonder what she would think if she visited now? O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!Above thy deep…

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Cats and Christmas trees

My thoughts on Christmas past are here A video from Simon’s Cat and some thoughts about this year below: This year is joyous and difficult. I have been re-united with a church where I was kicked out 12 or so year ago. Will preside at the Christmas eve service. I have been doing 8 a.m.…

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III Advent

Readings are here John the Baptist is in jail – and soon to lose his head, it is the low point in his life. Since he first leaped in the womb of his mother Elizabeth at the approach of Mary pregnant with Jesus- the gospels tells us that he has spent his life pointing to…

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