MOST RECENT POSTS

In this column you will find the most recent posts unless you have selected a specific poem, meditation or collection/index in which case that single item will appear here.

COLLECTION OF LENT, HOLY WEEK & EASTER POEMS, HYMNS & ALL-AGE ACTIVITY


Throughout Lent
A Universe - And Hope of Heaven (Poem setting the Passion into a cosmic context)
Aphelion (Poem of sadness/hope & resurrection)
Invitation (Poem linking Creator and the Crucified with a cross-stitch motif) 
Embracing Silence (Meditation ahead of a quiet time)
(The) Jesus Prayer - 10 minute Meditation with accompanying images sequence
(The) JESUS PRAYER as an A-Z Confessional
(A) Lenten Confession
Meditation on Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour
Psalm 51: Have Mercy, God, on Me in Your Great Goodness (Metric Psalm with printable music score)

Holy Week
O Dare I Gaze Upon The Cross (Hymn for Holy Week/Good Friday with printable full music score and sound file)
A Temple Trader’s Glee
A Temple Trader’s Rant (One of the pivotal points of Holy Week imagined from a different angle)
You Fill All My Senses (Song to the metre of John Denver's ‘Annie’s Song’)

Maundy Thursday
Foot-washing: Grime (Poem for Maundy Thursday)
Gethsemane, The Healing (Poem)



Good Friday
(The) Cross of The Creator (Good Friday Meditation)
Detailed for Friday’s Crucifixions (The Centurion on duty that world-changing Friday)
Rosemary For Remembrance (Wild Goose Publications download (EspeciallyThe Cross of the Creator)

Holy Saturday
Bleak Sabbath (A Lament of a follower of Jesus) - now incorporated in Rosemary for Remembrance (Wild Goose Publications download)
Paschale

Easter Day
Communion Song for Eastertide (with printable score and music file)
Easter Day - Simple and effective All-age activity - now incorporated in ‘Rosemary for Remembrance download (see below)
Rosemary for Remembrance (Wild Goose Publications download)
Easter: Welcome the Day
Sunlight on Stone by Joanna Tulloch
This is a Day of Celebration (Celebration song with special Easter verse with printable full score and music file)
Wood and Nails (Meditative poem linking Christ’s birth, manhood and crucifixion)




Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe
It is currently thought that the Universe has at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! Hence the use of the word ‘scintilla’ for a mere ten thousand billion.

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)
Cross and Particle Accelerator. The words of 'A Prayer for Understanding' can be viewed by clicking on this image

Nebula (Embroidery)

Nebula (Embroidery)
Nebula (Embroidery) to accompany the poem 'Invitation' which can be found by clicking on the image.

Orange Galaxy

Orange Galaxy
'Orange Galaxy' posted to accompany 'Bounded and Boundless'. Go to the poem by clicking on the image.

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower
Cosmic Icon 7 - Summerflower Nebula (Acrylic)

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth
Cosmic Ikon 8: Moth Nebula(imagined-acrylic) The Gold field of deep space is intended to convey the Lordship of Christ over the whole of the Cosmos

Surprise garden rose (Photo)

Surprise garden rose (Photo)
This beautiful head of roses in our garden, which are giving off a delightful perfume in the morning sun, seems a fitting picture to link to the sonnet 'Evolution and Beauty'. Let the picture take you there. It is a surprise because it is growing high on a bush of otherwise pure yellow roses: amazing!

Cross and Vortex

Cross and Vortex
'Cross and Vortex' to accompany 'Stars and Planets Sing Your Glory'. Click on the image to go to the poem/hymn.

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)
Gaseous Cosmic Threads: Mixed media - acrylics and painted threads

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)
Warm Umbrian Hills: Click image to take you to the poem St Francis' Sky

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)
'Cosmic Labyrinth' - This icon is a symbol of the path through the near reaches of the Cosmos with its 'Havens' where current advances in science (2012/13) are celebrated. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the latest version of the poem of the same name.

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)
Time, perhaps to consider a restorative break before the approach of Advent/ Christmas. Let this image take you to 'On Drawing Apart'.

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)
On the South shore of Iona is a bay which shows the industrial scarring of a beautiful place. Read of it by clicking on the picture

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)
Cross and simple prayer rope: make one like this to use as an aid to using ‘The Jesus Prayer'