Like it says -Christ, the Pantocrator of Roath

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Feast of Christ the Pantocrator of Roath – Homily for S. Martin’s Roath, September 25th 2016 Continue reading Like it says -Christ, the Pantocrator of Roath

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Like a poor woman searching

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La Drachme Perdue, James Tissot, The Brooklyn Museum

Homily for Trinity 16, Luke 15: 1-10

‘As a small boy I have an image of my mother, standing frozen, while tears start falling slowly down her cheeks.   A sixpence has been lost … you do not easily forget’.   Richard Hoggart 

We think it was part of her crown – maybe the only beautiful thing she possessed.  Continue reading Like a poor woman searching

Fighting slavery, hating your mother and father

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Simon Schama’s account of how autodidact protestant misfits like Granville Sharpe challenged a slave-empire

homily for Trinity 15, Philemon 1 -21; Luke 14: 25-33

 

It was a journey he’d made a thousand times before, but this time it would be different.   On this evening, walking through Cheapside in London, Continue reading Fighting slavery, hating your mother and father