Be Prepared!

The other day, a friend was telling me about an American virtuoso cornet player called Herbert Clarke (1867–1945), considered to be the greatest cornet player of all time.  It is said that to prepare a new piece he would practice it a thousand times.  That really is preparation taken to the extreme, but of course … Continue reading Be Prepared!

Feast of Christ the King – Sunday 26th November, 2023

This feast is a relatively modern Roman Catholic one dating only from 1925 initiated by Pope Pius XI.  It has been adopted in more recent times by Anglo-Catholics.  Saint Luke tells us that at the Annunciation the Angel Gabriel told Mary "Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name … Continue reading Feast of Christ the King – Sunday 26th November, 2023

Collect and Bible Readings – Sunday 26th November

Christ the King (White / Gold) The Collect Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer) The Epistle – Ephesians 1: 15-23 15 Wherefore … Continue reading Collect and Bible Readings – Sunday 26th November