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The Rorate Mass

Darkness, candlelight, stillness, silence and simple plainsong singing are the main ingredients of our lovely Advent Rorate Mass at St Chrysostom’s. We’re encouraging other churches to pick up this tradition! The powerful symbol of light in the darkness pervades the … Continue reading

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St Lucy – an Advent Festival of Light

Saint Lucy (feast day December 13th), also known as Saint Lucia, is the saint of blindness and light. Lucia is derived from the Latin word lux, meaning light. Saint Lucia of Syracuse was a 4th century martyr. According to legend, … Continue reading

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Advent for all

Do think carefully about how you will keep Advent this year. As Lent prepares us to celebrate Easter so Advent prepares us for Christmas. Don’t let Christmas overwhelm you! Take time to be still in Advent. We are helped by … Continue reading

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Advent Rorate Mass

In the darkness of an Advent evening, among the busyness of our world, we gathered by candlelight to worship and be still at our beautiful Advent Rorate Mass.  In the stillness a cantor began the mass singing ‘Drop down ye … Continue reading

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Hope in Advent in a world of exploitation

On Thursday morning we set out on foot to the Medaille Trust hostel – we being Fr. Ian, (carrying the basket containing our Posada figures of Mary and Joseph, a candle, a box of biscuits and some invitations to our … Continue reading

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Home rituals in Advent

Recovering at home from a recent operation Sandra reflects on home rituals of Advent, and a Posada visit: Several angels have been ministering in this house recently, bringing me cups of tea, hoovering , making me dinner and doing those … Continue reading

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Advent Credo

  An offering as we enter Advent 2014: Advent Credo It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss— This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only … Continue reading

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