Category Archives: Catholic

Take care, Tutivillus may be about.

Who knows – who cares… Where can you find the proper texts for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the Divine Office? This tantalising question was asked by one of the priests on the coach during our … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (23rd July to September 1st), at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers.  We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. At two different … Continue reading

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An interest in the Saviour’s Blood

At a recent wedding at St Chrysostom’s a black African pastor enthusiastically prayed that the couple may be covered in the blood of Jesus. It was an uncomfortable image for  me, and one very rarely used at St Chrysostom’s. However, … Continue reading

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Heimrad

“There can be little doubt that the man was deranged.” So ends the brief biography of St Heimrad (feast day 28th June) in Sabine Baring Gould’s monumental sixteen volume Lives of the Saints.  Undoubtedly Heimrad was a challenging man, an eccentric … Continue reading

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To that heart draw nigh

The word ‘heart’ often refers to the innermost centre. We talk of ‘the heart of the matter,’ or describe a person’s nature as ‘warm hearted’ or even ‘cold hearted.’ So when we talk of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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Conjubilant

A celebration Mass, Benediction with a Bishop, one day, then the next day a Confirmation and a church meal together with four birthdays being celebrated,  … what a varied and joyful time we had in a short period. It’s been … Continue reading

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Favourite churches: Twitter responses

Our @StChrys Twitter question of the week recently was ‘What is your favourite church – and why?’ We had a lovely range of replies. Some of the churches were simple and homely, some were large and majestic. Thank you to … Continue reading

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