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Ray's Blog: April 2014

Son Rise

I was laid low at Easter with a virulent bug. No matter. Holy Island Easter pilgrims sang this Westlife song and Rob O’Gorman in Canada sent the Easter message that follows:

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;

When troubles come and my heart burdened...

Posted at 11:21am on 24th April 2014

The Tree

Each day during Lindisfarne's Holy Week someone gives a talk on a hymn about Christ's passion and death. One of these was 'Sing, my tongue, the Saviour's glory... faithful cross above all other, one and only noble tree' by the Latin poet Venantius Fortunatus. He journeyed to Gaul,...
Posted at 08:44am on 17th April 2014

A Feast Of New Goodies!

The Hilda phenomenon continues to unfold. From Queensland I receive a new song of Saint Hilda's Homily. The first of a trilogy of novels on Hild by Nicola Griffith is brought to my attention. The Anglican Centre in Rome carries an article about my new book on Hilda of...
Posted at 12:11pm on 10th April 2014

What A Find!

How poignant. The very month the first non-fiction book on Hilda of Whitby, the first lady of the first millennium, is published a major new find is made. If this had been known last year I would have included it in my book.

The Whitby Gazette reports: A 1,300-year-old chapel...

Posted at 06:06am on 2nd April 2014
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