Posts Tagged: alternative worship

The Divine Dance

Following last weeks Third Space I tried to use as few words as possible and allow some time for contemplation. We were also going to be very Franciscan so we began with: The Canticle of the Creatures Most High, all powerful, good Lord, to you be praise, glory, honour and all blessing.       … Read more »

Incarnation

Christmas morning at the bandstand was accompanied by the most beautiful festive birdsong. May we… Liturgy for Christmas Day………. As the light begins to shift and a crack appears in heaven. As stars slide across the darkness and angels clear their throats. As an unborn agitates with the labouring of love may we… as incarnation… Read more »

Advent Hope

On a beautiful but chilly Sunday morning we met by the river in the park. Lighter of lights – illumine us  Fire of fires – thaw us  Power of powers – strengthen us  Lover of lovers – warm us Teller of tales – encourage us  Destroyer of darkness – save us  Touchstone of truth –… Read more »

The Wonder of Fungi

On a beautiful, but cold autumnal Sunday morning we met in the park for worship: In the fading of the summer sun, the shortening of days, cooling breeze, swallows’ flight and moonlight rays WE SEE THE CREATOR’S HAND In the browning of leaves once green, morning mists, autumn chill, fruit that falls, frost’s first kiss… Read more »

The One and the Many

On a beautiful, warm sunny morning we sat in the park and shared a Richard Rohr meditation: Perennial Tradition Richard Rohr You can call it the collective unconscious; you can call it the One Spirit of God—the question is, why are so many people from different cultures, countries, ethnicities, educations, and religions saying very similar… Read more »

living peacefully on earth

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Living Peacefully on Earth To live non-violently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them. My friend and nonviolent activist John Dear recently published… Read more »

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Yesterday our opening worship in the park began with a welcome: welcome to what you cannot see to what you cannot control to what you cannot ignore to what you cannot hide from welcome the welcome is universal the entrance is free the invitation is open the hand is extended the time is now….. welcome… Read more »