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For St Marks Church District Six, Cape Town on Good Shepherd Sunday.

An Audio of The reflection on Psalm 23 the words of which you will find at https://wp.me/p51XOn-ay

Byzantium Jesus the Good Shepherd on Left, Orthodox Icon of Jesus the Good Shepherd on Right.

Audio of Address to St Mark’s District 6 Cape Town

The Journey

I love this painting of the Emmaus Road by Daniel Bonnell. There are the layered colours, the partially foreboding ultramarine sky, the pink and purple and orange sky which speaks of loss and bereavement but also passion, the cerulean blue above the yellow and orange sun. We see the three lonely figures in the right hand corner of the painting, so vulnerable in the land and skyscape. Yet as they go the new day awakens with brilliant sunlight which will claim that sky and transform the day. What we are seeing in the vast canvas of colour is what is …

Season of Creation 2: Snake

Dear Friends and followers of my Blog, Here are two offerings which I hope may interest you. Season of Creation: Snake and my reading of D.H.Lawrence’s poem and of how it found me. Soul food is also back with various offerings. I have finally transposed a memorial service for my brother-in-law, Billy Cunningham from a Zoom powerpoint onto my blog to make it available to family and friends. Unlike powerpoint the reader has to move the slides move on, and in the right places click the video’s and music to play. It may be of interest to non family members …

The Season of Creation

This is a Taize styled Meditation Service which I created for the Season of Creation which falls in the month of September and concludes on St Francis Day on 4 October. The original presentation was in PowerPoint and presented at a Zoom gathering a few weeks ago. About 30 people were present. I have transposed the presentation for this blog, which is more limited than PowerPoint and needs for you to click in the appropriate places – to move the slides along and to click on the chants. The chants are simple and short and are sung over many times. …

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