Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary

In August the Church of England Common Worship lectionary provides for the Festival day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, – 15 August to be precise. One of the interesting principles upon which Common Worship was fashioned was ecumenical consensus; hence the switch to...
Facts

Facts

Remember this? Humpty Dumpty to Alice in Through the Looking Glass: ‘When I use a word,’ he said, in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’ It’s no wonder Humpty ended up having a great fall. The point of...
Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

During September the Church celebrates “Holy Cross Day”, a day upon which we commemorate the dedication, in 335, of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was built over the supposed site of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus. The cross on which Jesus...