Category: Lent

Galatians 5:22-25 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Accredited to Broadway Church of Christ. This video was…

Psalm 23 ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ is a favourite psalm often turned to in times of trouble.  A recent discovery is that in 2020 the Bible Society commissioned the Garden Designer Sarah Eberie to create a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show on the theme of Psalm 23.  The garden is intended to be rebuilt at…

Isaiah 53:2-5 ‘He grew up before him like a tender shoot,    and like a root out of dry ground.He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind,    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.Like…

Mary saying ‘yes’ to God in sorrow and suffering is overwhelmingly graceful. “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[a] here is your son,”  and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on,…

“If an enemy were insulting me,    I could endure it;if a foe were rising against me,    I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself,    my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship    at the house of God,as we walked about    among the worshipers.” Ely Cathedral Choir sing the hauntingly beautiful ‘The Reproaches’ by the composer…

Luke 9:23 ‘Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  The words to this hymn are peaceful and a reminder of not carrying a cross alone. All to Jesus, I surrenderAll to Thee I freely giveI will ever love and…

Zechariah 9 “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!    Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!See, your king comes to you,    righteous and victorious,lowly and riding on a donkey,    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” A journalist and author called Danielle Nadler last Easter produced an artistic guide for Holy Week – this year it can be used again. Holy Week 2020 Will be…

This music is beautiful. Gregorio Allegri Miserere Mei Deus The Choir of Claire College Cambridge Timothy Brown. Album: Goosebumps Classics Licensed to Youtube by: Kontor New Media Music (on behalf of Brilliant Classics); LatinAutor – UMPG, EMI Music Publishing, Public Domain Compositions, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, UMPI, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, LatinAutorPerf,…

The Lay Clerks of Ely Cathedral sing Thomas Tallis’ moving work, If Ye Love Me, as part of the Cathedral’s #LiveHolyWeek​ campaign Phlippians 2:13 “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” 1 John 4:7-13 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love…

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;And make me love Thee as I ought to love. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,No sudden rending of the veil of clay,No angel vision, no op’ning skies;But take the dimness of my…