Posts tagged Alexander Schmemman

Advent Adults’ 3: The signs of the Kingdom

Last Thursday we gathered for our third Advent group, looking at the Kingdom of God. We began by reading the Old Testament reading for Sunday (Isaiah 35:1-6,10) focusing on the signs of the Kingdom, including the desert flowering and healing been seen. We then read and discussed the following texts: an extract from Sunday’s Gospel: […]

In the face of great evil.

A few weeks ago some of us joined the diocesan congregation for their patronal festival. Since then, I have been thinking a lot about St Agnes and about Fr Raglan’s homily. The story of St Agnes is an uncomfortable one. During the infamous persecution under Emperor Diocletian, many were tortured and executed for their faith. […]

The River and the Cross

I have thought a great deal about the Baptism of Christ, this week. In Children’s Liturgy I have focused on the ‘epiphany’ nature of the event. When we were Anglicans, Epiphany was a whole season from 6th January to Candlemas on 2nd February. We have the similar readings now and I am still aware of […]

Engaging with Tradition 1.

Thoughts are still going through my head from a lecture a few weeks ago on Life in the Spirit and the Church. There was much discussion about the interaction between us as individuals and tradition and the teaching of the Church. A couple of days later, I remembered something from my degree days. One year […]