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“Behold, the heavenly powers are joining our worship”

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Fire of the Spirit

by Fr Kenneth Tanner I am inspired by these children at the front today, bowing as the cross passed them in procession. They were not reverencing an instrument of torture but their God, who hangs from a tree to show … Continue reading

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“I command you: Awake, sleeper, I have not made you to be held a prisoner in the underworld”

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Bridegroom Matins

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The New Fire and the Rebirth of Messia

At the time of the full moon at the Spring Equinox, the people of the Messiani extinguish all their hearth-fires and every lamp and lantern and source of light amongst them. They gather then on the hillside at midnight and … Continue reading

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“Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended?”

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Holy Week in 4th Century Jerusalem

Lazarus Saturday Now when the seventh week has come, that is, when two weeks, including the seventh, are left before Easter, everything is done on each day as in the weeks that are past, except that the vigils of the … Continue reading

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