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Ray's Blog: August 2018

Oswald - A Model For Political Leaders

This week-end northern Bishops hit rivers, streets and churches in a mission to people who live in the shadow of  England's Northern saints. Archbishop John Sentamu will baptise people in the river Glen and celebrate at St. Aidan's Church Bamburgh, where Oswald, King and Martyr, was based. Recently I preached...

Posted at 07:37am on 31st August 2018

Aidan And Hilda Week On Lindisfarne August 2018

August 25 - 31 is Aidan and Hilda Week.  On August 25 Saint Hilda's body  was placed in a shrine in York. On August 31 Aidan went to heaven in a blaze of glory from Bamburgh, both in 7th century Britain. Members of The Community of Aidan and Hilda throughout...

Posted at 15:09pm on 24th August 2018

Aboriginal Weepings And Jesus' Forebears

A royal commission into institutional child abuse in Australia reported last December and some repentance for the historical (and current ) sins of the church seemed in order.  In this spirit Aidan and Hilda member Heather Johnston has organised an artwork (a mural with 4 panels) to be...

Posted at 07:39am on 17th August 2018

Prayer For Rain

 

 The globe is getting hotter. Fires rage and crops dry up. In response to a request Aidan and Hilda South African Voyager Bishop ERic PIke, although undergoing severe chemotherapy for cancer, composed this prayer for rain:

 

A Prayer for Rain

 

 

 

Posted at 17:17pm on 8th August 2018

Critics Of Celtic Spirituality

I am engaged in three massive writing projects. One of these has been accumulating on my computer since the revised edition of my 'Exploring Celtic Spirituality' was published in 2004.  Since then I have noted every serious criticism of Celtic Spirituality, examined and reflected upon the sources.

How does one do...

Posted at 09:32am on 3rd August 2018
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