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Stacked for Pentecost

At all major international airports, aircraft waiting to land are ‘stacked’. Inbound aircraft will, quite literally ‘be stacked’ at different altitudes waiting for runway space to become available. Imagine you have a pack of playing cards, and as you take one from the bottom and place it on a table, the card directly above the […]

Sunday 23 May

Pentecost Sunday Come Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23 Today we celebrate the day when Christ filled the Church with the power of his Spirit sending its members out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to all peoples. The Spirit fills us with understanding, confidence and […]

Sunday 20 May

PENTECOST Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13: John 20:19-23 Guided by the Spirit We receive the gifts of the Spirit in some ways every day, but in fullness at our confirmation, which we recall each Pentecost Sunday. The seven gifts of the Spirit are not usually seen by others but experienced by ourselves. Others […]

Vestments and Liturgical Colours

In my community we had a discussion about the colour used on Pentecost Sunday. The Holy Spirit seems to be elusive when it comes to symbols – wind has no colour, doves are white, but flames are portrayed as red. From staring at fires, I know that flames can be all sorts of colours from […]