Christ at the Sea of Galilee

In 1833 Mendelssohn composed two overtures inspired by the sea.  ‘Fingal’s Cave’ portrays the gentle roll of the waves and the call of the wind on the waters around Staffa.  ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ paints a sea journey when the fog lifts, the sky clears, the safety of land beckons, and the boat arrives … Continue reading Christ at the Sea of Galilee

Forty Days with the Risen Christ

Forty days after Easter comes Ascension Day; they are the forty days during which the Risen Christ appeared again and again to His disciples, following His death and resurrection.  (Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; and John 20.) The Gospels give us little of Christ’s teachings and deeds during those 40 days.  Jesus was seen … Continue reading Forty Days with the Risen Christ

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday falls on Thursday 6th April, 2023. Maundy Thursday is famous for two things.  The first is one of the final acts that Jesus did before His death; the washing of His own disciples’ feet (John 13).  Jesus washed His disciples’ feet for a purpose.  “A new command I give you:  Love one another. … Continue reading Maundy Thursday